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In Cuba, a powerful Confederate warship reaches Havana from Lisbon in Portugal and learns that the war has ended

C.S.S. Stonewall sheltering in Ferrol Harbor, Spain, March 1865
05/11/1865
The French-built Confederate C.S.S. Stonewall had arrived in Nassau a few days earlier after sailing across the Atlantic from Portugal.  She reached Havana, Cuba and her commander, Captain Thomas Page, heard the war was over.  He sold the vessel to Spain, which then sold it on the the United States.  The U.S., in turn sold her to the Empire of Japan in 1869, where she was christened the Kötetsu and served until the 1880s. (By John Osborne)   
Source Citation: 
James M. McPherson, War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865 (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2013), 223. 
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America (Philadelphia, PA: A. Winch, 1867), 99.