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Lowering the Colors for the last time
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8milereb
Sun Jan 25 2009, 11:59AM

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When was the Confederate flag last officially lowered?

A: On November 6, 1865, Lieutenant James I. Waddell lowered the flag aboard the CSS Shendandoah at Liverpool, England- bringing down the Confederate colors offically for the last time.
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Dixieroy
Fri Jan 29 2010, 04:50PM
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Waddel had been informed that the was was over in Augst, by the captain of the Baracouta, out of Liverpool. The Shenandoah was off San Francisco at the time, as soon as Waddell saw the proof, in newspapers, he had the guns stowed.
He instructed Sailing Master I S Bulloch, to take the ship back to Liverpool, a journey of some 17,000 miles, passing around Cape Horn, and up through the South and North Atlantic Oceans,which he did brilliantly.
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gpthelastrebel
Thu Feb 11 2010, 10:35AM

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Why were they off San Francisco, raiding???

GP
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Dixieroy
Fri Feb 12 2010, 12:57PM
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They were not waiting off Frisco, they were in they were in the general area when they came across the Baracoutta.
They had left the arctic, I would assume, to seek out more ships.
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gpthelastrebel
Sat Feb 13 2010, 04:49PM

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Artic actions??? First time I had ever heard of such.
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Dixieroy
Sun Feb 14 2010, 06:50AM
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The Shenandoah fired the last shot of the war, in the Arctic Circle in June of 1865, when attacking the US whaling fleets.
I would recommend searching Amazon for this book, it gives the full story, and reads like a thriller,
Roy

http://www.whenliverpoolwasdixie.co.uk/newbbokgary.htm
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gpthelastrebel
Sun Feb 14 2010, 11:19AM

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Will do. I am in a nine line bind here trying to recover all my info. Will have to make a note to read later.

GP

[ Edited Wed Feb 24 2010, 01:37AM ]
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8milereb
Tue Feb 23 2010, 08:48PM

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Read up on the Battle of Hanging Dog N.C. Good stuff
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