On board the Alabama, showing First Lieutenant John McIntosh Kell, 1863

old photograph of a man on the deck of a ship

This print shows First Lieutenant John McIntosh Kell, who had served with Semmes in his previous command, the cruiser Sumter, standing by the eight inch smooth bore gun with his hand on the beech-rope. The engine-room skylight can be seen with bars over the glass. Note the washing hanging in the rigging.

There is another copy of this photograph within the Cape Town Archives (AG13080).

Accession number PR.469.2