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cruise of the Alabama and the Sumter.

Semmes, Raphael

cruise of the Alabama and the Sumter.

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Published by Saunders, Otley & Co. in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Alabama (Cruiser),
  • Sumter (Confederate cruiser)

  • Edition Notes

    StatementFrom the private journals and other papers of Commander R. Semmes, C.S.N., and other officers ...
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE599.A3 S61
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6947694M
    LC Control Number04031129
    OCLC/WorldCa2516826

    Chase, however, still kept on her course. So "No. At about I should have much liked to touch at the Caymans for fruit and vegetables for the crew, but forbear on this account.

    The task proved even longer than had been anticipated, and it was not until the afternoon of the third day that the mischief had been finally remedied, and the Alabama was pronounced in a condition to resume with safety her destructive career. The Cadiz papers comment very unfavourably upon this back-down, and insist that notwithstanding, it is the duty of the great Powers to interpose and put an end to the war. It is a matter for consideration how these things should be disposed of. She took a few prizes in the Strait of Malacca before finally turning back toward France for a much needed refit and long overdue repairs. I told the officer that, if his Government had politely acceded to my request, permitting me to remain until my funds arrived, I could have appreciated it; but that being restricted to forty-eight hours, I declined to avail myself of the privilege, and should go to sea; and that the General need not trouble himself to read me the written despatch, as I had no other reply to make. We feel very comfortable to-night in snug berth.

    The master was the cleverest specimen of a Yankee skipper I have met, about twenty-seven or twenty-eight. Dined with the Admiral. There was still the ship herself to be disposed of, and with her the remaining five hundred and odd passengers, including among their number a large proportion of women and children. He offered signing money and double wages, paid in gold, and additional prize money to be paid by the Confederate congress for all destroyed Union ships. Stood along the island--the Bahama in company and the barque alongside--and hoisted out the gun-carriages, and mounted as many of the guns as we could. These proving to be regular, I dismissed him within a few minutes.


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Cruise of the Alabama and the Sumter. book

The 25th February was a blank, only two sail being seen; the one a Dutchman, the other English. After breakfast we were introduced to a number of what appeared to be the gentry of the island, and who had assembled thus early to meet us.

Adams, the Northern envoy, and his numerous satellites are exceedingly vigilant in their espionage. His only choice, then, was either to release the captured vessel at once, upon a ransom bond, or to keep her by him for a time in the hope that something might turn up to obviate the necessity of so unsatisfactory a step.

We had a very ugly sea lashing us this morning--the ship rolling so heavily as to awaken me frequently, though I sleep in a swinging cot; and the water swashing over the decks, and rushing by bucketsful down the companion-way, which we are obliged to keep open to avoid being smothered.

To this the Lieutenant assented. From the 7th to the 18th of September was a busy time on board the Alabama.

The Cruise of the Alabama and the Sumter, Volume 2

Afternoon gale increased, and between twelve and one it blew furiously, the whole sea being a sheet of foam, the air rendered misty by the spray, and the heavy seas threatening to jump on board of us, although we were scudding at the rate of very little less than fifteen knots--the whole accompanied by an occasional snow-squall from dark, threatening-looking clouds.

The boats managed to get loaded from the captured collier, but they had then to be warped up alongside the Alabama, and the lowest speed that could be given her was too great for them to be hauled up against it.

Llewellyn, of Easton, Wilts; Paymaster, C. These are huge tunnels, extending from a third to half a mile, with embrasures from space to space for cannon--the solid Rock forming the casemates. We entered by the S. Accordingly, a bond was taken of the captain for eighty thousand dollars, as a measure of precaution, in case it should be found necessary to let the ship go without further parley, and a prize master having been put on board the Tonawanda, was ordered to keep company, and her captor started off on a chase after a brig, which on being overhauled proved to be English.

I placed Mr. Two days more and another actor appeared upon the scene. It was impossible, of course, altogether to conceal from the diligent researches of Mr. The first whisper of it would bring the enemy's ships in pursuit, and a single hour's delay in reaching her destination and placing herself in a condition for self-defence, might bring one of them alongside, and the career of the new cruiser be cut short before it had fairly begun.

The question of expense, too, is to be considered--the expenses of the ship, with the utmost economy, being, in round numbers, dollars per month. It will take several days, I am afraid, to work the grog out of the crew, before they are likely to settle down into good habits and cheerfulness.

But accidents of this kind were of minor importance compared with the supreme value of time.

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At about 9 A. We are now knocking away bulk-heads, and removing magazine and shell room to get at the shaft.[THE CRUISE OF THE ALABAMA] Kreiserstvo Semtera i Alabamy.

Per. s angl. Sost. po lichnomu dnevniku i prochim materialam kap. R. Semza i drugikh ofitserov ekipazha [i.e. The Cruise of the Alabama and the Sumter. Translated from English. Compiled from Personal Diary and Other Documents of Captain R. Semmes and Other Crew Officers].

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Semmes, C.S.N. and other officers. New York: Carleton. MLA Citation. Semmes, Raphael. The cruise of the Alabama and the Sumter: from the private journals and other papers of Commander R.

Semmes, C.S.N. and other officers Carleton New York Free 2-day shipping. Buy The Cruise of the Alabama and the Sumter, Volume 2 at atlasbowling.comce: $ Aug 02,  · Have you ever seen a map of this cruise? There are ones of the Alabama, Florida and Shenandoah, but I have never seen any for the other cruisers.

I vaguely remember seeing one of the Sumter's cruise somewhere online (a page from some rare book, probably "Rebel Raider: Raphael Semmes's Cruise in. First published over years ago, CRUISE OF THE ALABAMA AND THE SUMTER is Raphael Semmes? incredible story of his experiences as a commander in the Confederate Navy during the Civil War.

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Semmes draws upon his private journals and papers to unfold his memories of capturing merchant vessels and skillfully eluding Union warships while commanding both the Alabama and Sumter.