Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Secretary Welles Has It In for Semmes-- Part 2

Raphael Semmes was released from prison in April 1866 without ever having been brought to trial.

The government considered its legal case against him inadequate as Semmes had never been in actual custody of Union forces when the Alabama was sunk off Cherbourg, France, on 19 June 1864.  he had been rescued by the English yacht Deerhound.

--Old B-R'er

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