Rear Admiral John A. Winslow

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“Rear Admiral Winslow, born in Wilmington, N. C., November 19th, 1811, died in Boston, Mass., September 29th, 1873. He entered the navy as a midshipman, February 1st, 1827, and was made a lieutenant, February 9th, 1839. He was commissioned captain, July 16th, 1862, and commanded the steamer Kearsarge on special service in 1863-’64, in pursuit of the Alabama. Captain Winslow arrived off Cherbourg, June 14th, 1864, where he found the Alabama, and blockaded her in the harbor. The Alabama made preparations for fight, and Captain Raphael Semmes caused Winslow to be informed of this intention through the United States Consul. On Sunday, June 19th, 1864, he was lying three miles off the eastern entrance of the harbor when the Alabama came out. Winslow steamed off seven miles from the shore so as to be beyond the neutral ground, and then steamed toward the Alabama. The engagement lasted one hour and twenty minutes. After the last shot was fired the Alabama sank out of sight."— Frank Leslie, 1896


Frank Leslie Famous Leaders and Battle Scenes of the Civil War (New York, NY: Mrs. Frank Leslie, 1896)


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