American Civil War: One Hundred Fifty Years Ago Today, April 5, 1863: “English Pirate Ship” Seized in Liverpool (Picture)

On April 5, 1863, Britain seized the Confederate Raider “Alexandra” in Liverpool. She had been built at Liverpool with funding from the American Confederate States and was seized while fitting out. U.S. government officials representing President Lincoln in Britain worked hard to convince the government there not to side with the southern cause which supported slavery, something […]

via American Civil War: One Hundred Fifty Years Ago Today, April 5, 1863: “English Pirate Ship” Seized in Liverpool (Picture) — Peace and Freedom

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