Photograph taken on board the Confederate commerce raider Alabama. card

Photograph taken on board the Confederate commerce raider Alabama.

PR/469/2

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Photograph taken on board the Confederate commerce raider Alabama, showing First Lieutenant John McIntosh Kell, 1863, taken by Arthur Green, Table Bay, Cape Town, South Africa, August 1863. First Lieutenant John McIntosh Kell had served with Semmes in his previous command, the cruiser Sumter, and is shown standing by the eight inch smooth bore gun with his hand on the breech-rope. The engine-room skylight can be seen with bars over the glass. Note the washing hanging in the rigging.