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The controversially captured raider C.S.S. Florida sinks off Norfolk, Virginia after a collision

Sinking of the C.S.S. Florida, off Fort Monroe, Virginia, November 28, 1864, artist's impression, zoomable image
11/28/1864
The capture a few weeks earlier of the British-built Confederate raider C.S.S. Florida in neutral Brazilian waters had trigggered an international incident. The captured raider, held off Norfolk, Virginia was conveniently holded in a collision and sunk, thereby making moot any possible diplomatic ruling for her return to her Confederate owners. (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America ... (Philadelphia, A. Winch, 1867), 89.
Emma Martin Maffitt, The Life and Services of John Newland Maffitt (New York: Neale Publishing Company, 1906), 383-386. 
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