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Civil War naval battle fought off the coast of France...
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July 09, 1864
NEW YORK HERALD, July 9, 1864
* Battle off Cherbourg - France
* Confederate & U.S. Navy
* CSS Alabama vs. USS Kearsarge
* American Civil War w/ map
The front page is dominated by a huge map headed: "THE NAVAL BATTLE OFF CHERBOURG--Scene of the Engagement; Between the Rebel Steamer Alabama and the U.S. Steamer Kearsarge".
Most of the first column is taken up with related heads on this famous battle, likely the most distant battle of the entire Civil War as it was fought off the coast of France.
The Alabama was a famous commerce raider, attacking Union merchant ships over a 2 year period. It was built in secrecy in England for the Confederate Navy & never docked in an American port. See the hyperlink for this fascinating piece of Civil War history.
Eight pages, very nice condition.