The map shows the course of the two ships in Cherbourg Harbor and in the English Channel. Made by the British for the Confederacy and captained by Raphael Semmes, the "Alabama" was a successful blockade runner until her sinking by the "Kearsage."
Scale ca. 1:41,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 703 From. Report on the Secretary of the Navy, with an appendix, containing reports from officers. December, 1864). opp. p. 630. Map shows the "Position of the Kearsarge when she received the first broadside of the enemy," the general direction of the ships during the battle, and the position of the Alabama, when it sank ...
Includes insets "Environs de Paris" and "Plan des tramways". "Imp. Becquet Paris." LC copy sectioned into 18 pieces and and mounted on linen to fold to 25 x 17 cm. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
Contributor:Dumas Vorzet, Ed. (Eduard) - Institut Géographique De Paris - Becquet Frères - Dumas Vorzet, Ed.
Signed by Charles Minard at upper right. Includes note. Accompanied by text: Carte du mouvement des céréales en 1853 sur les voies d'eau et de fer de l'Empire Francais. 8 p. ; 33 cm. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Copy imperfect: Fold-lined. Acquisitions control no. 2003-11e
Contributor:Minard, Charles Joseph - Regnier Et Dourdet (Firm) - Lith. Gratia (Firm)
The map charts the course of the two ships in Cherbourg Harbor and in the British Channel off the coast of Cherbourg, France. Made by the British for the Confederacy and captained by Raphael Semmes the C.S.S. Alabama was a blockade runner. Spotted by the U.S.S. Kearsarge, the Alabama was cornered and sunk.