Editors. "Confederates buy ships from British boat yard, leading to Alabama case". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=18439, accessed 01 February 2015.]
In what becomes known as the 'Alabama case', the Unionist government claims damages from the British after a warship that was built in Britain is sold to the Confederates, and goes on to inflict considerable damage on Unionist fleets. Eventually, in 1872, Britain agrees to pay the USA over $15 million in damages.
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