Event Summary

USS Kearsage defeats the CSS Alabama

Date

June 19, 1864

Description

USS Kearsage, under command of J.A. Winslow, defeats the CSS Alabama, under command of Robert Semmes, thus ending the career of Confederacy´┐Żs most effective commerce raider

Timeline 1

Early Maritime Republic, 1815-1865

Timeline 2

American Navy and Naval Warfare, 1775-1865

Related Images

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Battle of the USS Kearsage and CSS Alabama off French coast in 1864; painted by French artist Eduoard Manet

Record ID

671