Three men gathered closing around a small fire.

Men and Fire

Three men gathered closing around a small fire.

A group of adult men standing on the beach comforting one of the men who is mourning.

Men on Beach

A group of adult men standing on the beach comforting one of the men who is mourning.

A Tripolitan pirate from the War with Tripoli.

Pirate

A Tripolitan pirate from the War with Tripoli.

"'The Pirate's Decoy' Captain Semmes, of the Confederate privateer <em>Alabama</em>, decoying ships toward him by burning a prize vessel. The plan that Captain Semmes adopted to bring fish to his net was as follows: Whenever he captured a ship, after taking from her all that he and his officers wanted, he lay by her until dark, and then set her on fire. The light of the burning ship could be seen many miles, and every other ship within seeing distance stood toward the light, thinking to rescue a number of poor fellows from destruction. The pirate kept in the immediate vicinity, awaiting the prey that was sure to come, and the next morning the poor fellows who to serve the cause of humanity had gone many miles out of their course found themselves under the guns of the <em>Alabama</em>, with the certainty that before another twenty-four hours they would share the fate of the ship they went to serve."&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

The Pirate's Decoy

"'The Pirate's Decoy' Captain Semmes, of the Confederate privateer Alabama, decoying ships…

A band on six pirates on the beach.

Pirates

A band on six pirates on the beach.

Pirates with rifles.

Pirates

Pirates with rifles.

Pirate carving name into a tree trunk.

Pirates

Pirate carving name into a tree trunk.

Pirates of the eighteenth century at their cave.

Pirates

Pirates of the eighteenth century at their cave.

An illustration of a group of male pirates forcing a man off a ship.

Pirates Taking Over Ship

An illustration of a group of male pirates forcing a man off a ship.

"The <em>Quaker City</em>, one of the Potomac Flotilla, engaging Confederate dragoons in Lynn Haven Bay, near Cape Henry, Va. The <em>Quaker City</em>, Commander Carr, one of the United States Flotilla of the Potomac, while cruising in Lynn Haven Bay, near Cape Henry, picked up a man named Lynch, a refugee from Norfolk, who represented that the master plumber of the Norfolk Navy Yard was ashore and wished to be taken off. An armed boatd which was sent for the purpose was fired upon when near the shore, mortally wounding James Lloyd, a seaman of Charlestown, Mass. A few 32-pound shells dispersed the Confederates." &mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

Quaker City

"The Quaker City, one of the Potomac Flotilla, engaging Confederate dragoons in Lynn Haven…

"Abox- in or into the position of the yards of a vessel when the head-sails are laid aback: applied to the head-yards only, the other sails being kept full."-Whitney, 1902

Ship

"Abox- in or into the position of the yards of a vessel when the head-sails are laid aback: applied…

Capital letter T with an illustration of Algerine Pirates.

T, Capital

Capital letter T with an illustration of Algerine Pirates.