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ers when the Alabama was launched, yet after the war England paid losses inflicted by the cruiser on Northern commerce to the sum of $15,000,000.
We have seen that the South did in fact face a frowning world. While the government lived, to the latest moment of its life, the proud spirit of its Chieftain was burdened with no doubt or the shadow of a doubt. In the period of his vicarious sacrifice that followed the fall, his memory stands forth in the splendor of dignity, truth and valorous endurance incarnate.