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Receipt issued on letterhead “Steamer Alice Vivian”, 1pp., 7” x 4” on blue paper, January 17, 1857, VG. It took time for a blockade-running system to develop at Mobile. While CSA government continued to stockpile munitions in Havana, officials at Mobile began to hire steamers for runs to Cuba. Two were the prewar coasting packets Cuba and Alabama. the Alice Vivian was a 175-foot-long Alabama River sidewheel packet, built at New Albany, Indiana in 1856. In 1859 she was running a regular mail packet service between New Orleans and Memphis. She ran out of Mobile the first time around June 12, 1863, and returned safely from Havana around July 15. She was captured on her second run out of Mobile on August 16, 1863, by U.S.S De Soto and sold at Key West for 237,300.83 — almost all of which must have been for her cargo.
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Document From A Alabama Blockade Runner

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Estimate: $100 - $200
Auction closed on Thursday, June 1, 2017.

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