Thursday, December 15, 2011

CSS Alabama Crew Member Buried in New Jersey-- Part 1

From the August 31, 2010, Civil War Interactive Blog.

Even though the ship never anchored in a southern port, one of its crew members, Miles J. Freeman, ended up being buried in Grave #114, Section 16 in Evergreen Cemetery.

He served as the Chief Engineer on the Alabama.

Freeman was born in Wales and educated in Scotland and had been a crewman on a British ship in New Orleans when he joined the Confederate Navy. After the CSS Alabama was sunk by the USS Kearsarge off France in 1864, he was captured and held prisoner until June 1865.

Roll, Alabama. --Old B-Runner

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