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Maps Plan of the circle battle between the U.S. ship "Keasarge," Capt. Winslow, and the Confederate cruiser "Alabama," Capt. Raphael Semmes, off the harbor [of] Cherbourg, France : forenoon of Sunday June 19th 1864.

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Title
Plan of the circle battle between the U.S. ship "Keasarge," Capt. Winslow, and the Confederate cruiser "Alabama," Capt. Raphael Semmes, off the harbor [of] Cherbourg, France : forenoon of Sunday June 19th 1864.
Summary
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."
Contributor Names
Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.
Created / Published
[1864-1865]
Subject Headings
-  Alabama (Screw sloop)
-  Kearsarge (Sloop)
-  Cherbourg (France)
-  United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Naval operations
-  France--Cherbourg
Notes
-  "15,000 spectators witnessed the battle from Cherbourg. The battery of the "Kearsarge" was 7 guns viz 2 eleven inch pivot guns smooth bore, one 30 pdr rifle gun and four light 32 pdr guns. Crew numbered 163 men and officers. The battery of the "Alabama" 8 guns one 68 pounder pivot gun, one 100 pdr pivot rifle gun and six heavy 32 pdrs. 5 guns were fought by the "Kearsarge," and 7 by the "Alabama" each with the starboard battery. Loss on the "Kearsarge" 3 wounded by shell, Loss "Alabama" 9 killed, 21 wounded, 10 drowned = 40. Crew jumped overboard and were picked up by boats of Kearsarge and yacht Deerhand including Semmes"--Page caption.
-  NOTE: Researchers will be served a color photocopy of this scrapbook image.
-  This item is from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society; please contact the institution for more information.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
-  In the Robert Knox Sneden Scrapbook (Mss5:7 Sn237:1 p. 451).
-  Manuscripts
Medium
1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 18.5 x 23 cm.
Repository
Virginia Historical Society, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311 USA vau
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.ndlpcoop/gvhs01.vhs00316
Online Format
image

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Sneden, Robert Knox. [Plan of the circle battle between the U.S. ship "Keasarge," Capt. Winslow, and the Confederate cruiser "Alabama," Capt. Raphael Semmes, off the harbor of Cherbourg, France: forenoon of Sunday June 19th 1864]. [to 1865, 1864] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00316/. (Accessed August 31, 2016.)

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Sneden, R. K. (1864) [Plan of the circle battle between the U.S. ship "Keasarge," Capt. Winslow, and the Confederate cruiser "Alabama," Capt. Raphael Semmes, off the harbor of Cherbourg, France: forenoon of Sunday June 19th 1864]. [to 1865] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00316/.

MLA citation style:

Sneden, Robert Knox. [Plan of the circle battle between the U.S. ship "Keasarge," Capt. Winslow, and the Confederate cruiser "Alabama," Capt. Raphael Semmes, off the harbor of Cherbourg, France: forenoon of Sunday June 19th 1864]. [to 1865, 1864] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00316/>.