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The Story of the Kearsarge and Alabama

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Author: A.K. Browne
Published: 1868
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,492 / 27 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 45.5
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 527
Added to site: 2008.10.06
mnybks.net#: 22243
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: War, Nautical
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company, secured more prisoners, and afforded equal aid to the distressed. The generosity was abused as the sequel shows. Fullam pulled to the midst of the drowning, rescued several officers, proceeded to the Deerhound, cast his boat adrift, and basely violated his proffered word of honor.

The Deerhound, after the conclusion of the fight, appears upon the scene, and plays an important part. This yacht was built by the Messrs. Laird, at the same yard with the Alabama. Coming under the stern from the windward, the Deerhound was hailed, and her commander requested by Captain Winslow to run down to the Alabama and assist in picking up the men of the sinking vessel. Or, as Mr. Lancaster reported: "The fact is, that when we passed the Kearsarge the captain cried out,--'For God's sake do what you can to save them;' and that was my warrant for interfering in any way for the aid and succor of his enemies." The Deerhound steamed towards the Alabama, which sank almost immediately after, lowered her boats, rescued

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