Raise the Alabama!


Subject: History
Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Source: History

Follows the career of the legendary Confederate raider and visits the ship's final resting place at the bottom of the English Channel. She was known as "the ghost ship." During the Civil War, the CSS Alabama sailed over 75,000 miles and captured more than 60 Union vessels. But her career came to an end in June of 1864 when she was sunk by the USS Kearsarge off the coast of Northern France, where the Alabama had gone for repairs. The program also documents the Alabama's extraordinary career, from her construction in Liverpool to the surprise attacks that made her the scourge of Union shipping and the valiant, 90-minute battle with the Kearsarge.

 

60-minute runtime; 2-year copyright clearance

April 11 at 6:00am ET/PT


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