The famed Confederate commerce raider C.S.S. Alabama engages Federal warships trying to reinstate the blockade of Galveston, Texas, in the Gulf of Mexico.
U.S. officials protest the construction of a ship at Liverpool that escapes British jurisdiction and later becomes the feared commerce raider C.S.S. Alabama.
June 19, 1864 – A naval battle off the coast of France resulted in the destruction of the Confederacy’s most feared commerce raider on the