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In Southampton harbor, the Confederate warship Nashville dips its flag in mourning for Prince Albert

Confederate commerce raider Nashville in dock at Southampton in England, February 1862, artist's impression, zoomable image.
12/14/1861
The C.S.S. Nashville was a 1,200 ton former passenger side-wheeler fitted as a commerce raider, commanded by Lieutenant Robert B. Pegram. She had burned the U.S. merchantman Harvey Birch on November 19, 1861, and then docked in Southampton for repairs. Heated international discussion over neutrality laws continued up to and following her departure on February 3, 1862. The Nashville dipped her flag to join the mourning for Britain's Prince Consort, the first ever such act of international courtesy involving the Confederate flag.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Warren F. Spencer, The Confederate Navy in Europe (Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 1983), 28.