CSS Alabama's New England Expeditionary Raid
The CSS Alabama's New England Expeditionary Raid commenced shortly after the CSS Alabama left the Azores and cruised west toward the northeastern seaboard of Newfoundland and New England along the North American coastline. The primary area of operation during this expeditionary raid, was the eastern seaboard of the United States ranging as far down as Virginia and Bermuda.
The CSS Alabama worked its way down the east coast during the month of October capturing three ships, and burning ten others, and encountering a hurricane along the way. Finally, departing station off the New England coast, she set sail for Martinique to rendezvous with her supply vessel, the CSS Agrippina, burning two more ships on the way.
From this raiding area off the coast of New England, the CSS Alabama made her way into the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico to continue her unhindered wrecking of enemy commerce along the North American coastline.
|Date||Ship Name||Ship Type||Location||Disposition of Ship|
|October 3, 1862||Emily Farnum||Merchant||Near New England||Captured & let go|
|October 3, 1862||Brilliant||Merchant||Near New England||Burned|
|October 7, 1862||Wave Crest||Merchant||Near New England||Burned|
|October 7, 1862||Dunkirk||Merchant||Near New England||Burned|
|October 11, 1862||Tonawanda||Packet||Near New England||Captured & let go|
|October 11, 1862||Manchester||?||Near New England||Burned|
|October 15, 1862||Lamplighter||?||Near New England||Burned|
|October 21, 1862||Lafayette||?||Near New England||Burned|
|October 26, 1862||Crenshaw||Schooner||Near New England||Burned|
|October 28, 1862||Lauretta||?||Near St. George's Bank||Burned|
|October 29, 1862||Baron de Castine||Merchant||Near New York||Captured & let go|
|November 2, 1862||Levi Starbuck||Whaler||Off Virginia coast||Burned|
|November 8, 1862||T. B. Wales||East India trader||Near Bermuda||Burned|
- Hearn, Chester G., Gray Raiders of the Sea, Louisiana State Press, 1996. ISBN 0-8071-2114-2
- Luraghi, Raimondo, A History of the Confederate Navy, U.S. Naval Institute Press, 1996. ISBN 1-55750-527-6