Battle of CSS Alabama & USS Kearsarge Photos

The Confederate Raider CSS Alabama built in Mobile spent much of the Civil War sailing the Atlantic inflicting damage on Northern shipping. On June 19,1864, the USS Kearsarge after trapping the Alabama in Cherbourg, France harbor, engaged & sunk same. Confederate Captain Raphael Semmes of the Alabama remains an important Southern hero to this day. The battle remains famous through the artwork of the event including those by French Impressionist Manet.

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Civil War Battle of USS Kearsarge & CSS Alabama off Cherbourg, France painted by Édouard Manet at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.The USS Kearsarge at Boulogne painting by Édouard Manet at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Etching of battle CSS Alabama & USS Kearsarge off Cherbourg, France on June 19,1864 at Mobile Museum. Mobile, AL.Statue of Raphael Semmes who as Captain of Confederate Raider CSS Alabama destroyed 69 Union merchantmen ships & one warship. Mobile, AL.
Civil War Battle of USS Kearsarge & CSS Alabama (1864) off Cherbourg, France painted by Édouard Manet at Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, PA.The USS Kearsarge at Boulogne painting (1864) by Édouard Manet at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Etching of battle CSS Alabama & USS Kearsarge off Cherbourg, France on June 19,1864 at Mobile Museum. Mobile, AL.Statue of Raphael Semmes who as Captain of Confederate Raider CSS Alabama destroyed 69 Union merchantmen ships & one warship. Mobile, AL.
Statue of Raphael Semmes Captain of Confederate Raider CSS Alabama. Mobile, AL.Plaque of CSS Alabama on base of statue of Raphael Semmes which final battle to USS Kearsarge on June 19, 1864 off the coast of Cherbourg, France. Mobile, AL.

Statue of Raphael Semmes Captain of Confederate Raider CSS Alabama (1862-4). Mobile, AL.Plaque of CSS Alabama on base of statue of Raphael Semmes which final battle to USS Kearsarge on June 19, 1864 off the coast of Cherbourg, France. Mobile, AL.


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