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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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 28 May 2017.]
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