Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog

“The Fight of the Hatteras and Alabama”

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on January 11, 2016


The other day we heard the South African folk song, “Daar Kom die Alibama,” a tune reportedly inspired by the visit of that ship to Cape Town in 1863. In fact, as one of the most famous ships of the war — or infamous, according to one’s predilections — C.S.S. Alabama has been the subject of many tunes over the years. Here’s one describing her fight with U.S.S. Hatteras, about thirty miles over that-away from where I sit typing, 153 years ago today. Enjoy.



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  1. Michael Vaughan said, on January 11, 2016 at 5:44 am

    Nit picking: thataway seems better usage than that-way when speaking of an old Civil War ship.

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