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On June 19, 1864, one of the most dramatic naval battles in history took place. The Confederate raider Alabama faced the Union warship Kearsarge in an all-or-nothing fight to the finish. Authors Phil Keith and Tom Clavin introduce some of the crucial players, including John Winslow, captain of the USS Kearsarge, as well as Raphael Semmes, captain of the CSS Alabama. Winslow pursued Semmes in a fourteen-month chase, culminating in what would become the climactic sea battle of the Civil War.