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April 12, 2009

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Greenman Tim

That was certainly a possibility for the CSS Shenandoah, which was still attacking the US Whaling fleet in the Arctic on June 27, 1865 when the captain elected to continue to take more prizes even after hearing of Lee's surrender. She was on her way to attack san Franscisco that August when she received further confirmation that the war had ended. Concerned that they were now a stateless vessel and liable to charges of piracy, they sailed around the horn and surrendered in Liverpool.

Chris Chambers

Since the Confederate navy wasn't part of a legitmate government, in rebellion against the stars and stripes, then attacks on whalers and other merchant ships would count, eh? What's sauce for the goose is applesauce for the gander...

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