Painting of CSS Alabama



   Sinclair, Two Years on the Alabama, p. 106.

   Midshipman William H. Sinclair
        C.S. Navy, C.S.S. Alabama

  Sinclair was born in Virginia and entered the C.S. Navy in 1861. He was assigned to the CSS Nashville. In 1862 he was transferred to the CSS Alabama. He was attached as an acting lieutenant and as executive officer to the CSS Tuscaloosa. He attempted to rejoin the Alabama at Cherbough, but was prevented by the French authorities and so missed the vessel’s final engagement. He remained in Europe, awaiting construction of additional vessels. Upon the end of the war, he returned the United States and subsequently settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he died.

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