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Thread #81820   Message #3028101
Posted By: GUEST
10-Nov-10 - 12:24 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Roll, Alabama Roll
Subject: RE: Origins: Roll, Alabama Roll
The Alabama was chartered as a British vessel. After she sank, the British government raised objections with the Union. When the war was over, diplomats from both countries met in Geneva, Switzerland to work out their differences. It was the first international law case ever. The decision was in favor of the U.S. and there is a square in Geneva that is called "Alabama" in honor of the trial.

I can never remember whether it was Monet or Manet who did a painting of people watching the battle between the Alabama and the Kearsarge from the shore. But I know one of them did.