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The Alexandra Case, over British neutrality in ship-building, reaches a verdict in London

Liverpool-built steam schooner "Alexandra," April 1863, artist's impression
06/26/1863
In a London court case with far-reaching ramifications, the decision in the Alexandra Case went against the British Government.  The Crown had set up a test case over the sale of British-built ships to the Confederacy with the April seizure of the Liverpool-built schooner Alexandra. To the consternation of British and United States authorities, the Crown was unable to win a weak case and the schooner was released. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Warren Spencer, The Confederate Navy in Europe (Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press. 1983), 100-103. 
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