I should note that while in Mobile, we did all sorts of Civil War sight-seeing, all having to do with Confederate Admiral Raphael Semmes, who commanded the famous raider CSS Alabama.
We went to his grave, saw his house, drove through a town named for him, saw his statue and found out about a hotel named for him.
He came to Mobile after the war and lived his final years.
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