The charge gives the details of the conflict between the C.S.S. Alabama and the U.S.S. Kearsarge, which took place around June 19, 1864. According to Welles, Semmes raised a white surrender flag, but escaped before he could be arrested, "for the...
In the letter Hughes describes the recent arrest of Semmes, which he considers to be a violation of the parole that was granted him on April 26,1865. According to the parole, Semmes was "permitted to return to his home, not to be disturbed by the...
In the letter the men discuss the recent election of Raphael Semmes to the position of county probate judge. The U.S. authorities have prevented him from taking office, and the bar association now asks the president to allow Semmes to assume his...
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