Sinking of the Rebel Cruiser “Alabama” by the USS “Kearsage”

This painting—Sinking of the Rebel Cruiser Alabama by the U.S.S. Kearsage—depicts the Battle of Cherbourg, a fight between Union and Confederate forces that occurred off the coast of France on June 19, 1864, during the Civil War. The two ships exchanged fire for over an hour, watched by more than 15,000 bystanders from the nearby […]