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   The check, dated November 1, 1864, for the final payment of the C.S.S. Alabama
for $9,812.50, drawn on the Treasury of the Confederate States of America.
    The Alabama was built in 1862 at Birkenhead by the John Laird & Sons shipyards. During the Civil War it sank 64 merchant ships and one Union warship. It was sunk on June 19, 1864 by the U.S.S. Kearsarge.

 

Check for the final payemnt of the C.S.S. Alabama
 

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