CSS Alabama vs USS Hatteras, 1863. The CSS Alabama was the most famous, and the most feared, of the Southern “raiders.” The ship was built in England in 1862 and secretly purchased by the Confederacy. It was sailed to the Azores where the captain, Raphael Semmes, took command. Naming it the CSS Alabama, Semmes loaded 8 cannons on board and began his cruise. His mission was to capture and destroy Union merchant ships in order to disrupt northern trade.
November 21, 1818: Cahaba, located at the confluence of the Alabama and Cahaba Rivers, is designated by the territorial legislature as Alabama’s state capital. Huntsville would serve for a short time as the temporary capital. The selection of Cahaba was a victory for the Coosa/Alabama River contingent, which won-out over a Tennessee/Tombigbee Rivers alliance group that wanted to place the capital at Tuscaloosa. The power struggle would continue between the two sections of the state; in 1826…
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Crowds gathered in front of the Capitol building in Montgomery, Alabama, the day that the secession bill was passed. (ILLUSTRATION: Alabama Capitol, 1861)
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Capitol of Alabama in Montgomery, from the General Government and State Capitol Buildings series (N14) for Allen Ginter Cigarettes
A London, England Insurance company owned a massive building in Montgomery, Alabama before 1870. - http://alabamapioneers.com/london-england-and-montgomery-alabama/