Ensign Struck off Cherbourg

Some ten or fifteen minutes after the commencement of the action our spanker gaff was shot away, and our ensign came down by the run. This was immediately replaced by another at the mizenmast-head. Official Report of Captain Semmes. It was the boast of Admiral Semmes that nothing was saved, when the Alabama was sunk […]

A Toast to the Alabama

The wind blows off yon rocky shore, Boys! set your sails all free; And soon our booming cannon’s roar Shall ring out merrily. Run up your bunting taught a-peak, And swear, lads, to defend her; ‘Gainst every foe, where ‘er we go, Our motto “No Surrender!” Chorus: Then sling the bowl, drink ev’ry soul, A […]

Aide-toi et Dieu t’aidera

When the Alabama’s keel was laid Roll, Alabama, roll Twas laid in the yard of Jonathan Laird O Roll, Alabama, roll ‘Twas laid in the yard of Jonathan Laird Roll, Alabama, roll ‘Twas laid in the town of Birkenhead O Roll, Alabama, roll Down the Mersey way she rolled then Roll, Alabama, roll Liverpool fitted […]

It Shall Be Unlawful

Improper use or mutilation of state or Confederate flag or emblem prohibited.— (1) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to copy, print, publish, or otherwise use the flag or state emblem of Florida, or the flag or emblem of the Confederate States, or any flag or emblem used by the Confederate States […]

The Celebrated Ram and Iron Clad Virginia

DISTINGUISHED ARRIVALS. – Captain Robert E. Pegram, of the C. S. Steamer Nashville, and Lieut. Catesby Jones, of the blown up splitting-ram Merrimac, arrived in Richmond yesterday from Petersburg. The entire force engaged upon the Merrimac, consisting of some four hundred and fifty men, arrived on the same train. — From the Richmond Enquirer, 13 May […]