Civil War battle rattle used on smaller ships to call all hands to battle stations.
Ironstone Vegetable Dish
Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted: 12/28/2010
The CSS Alabama was a 1,050-ton screw steam sloop of war. On August 24, 1862 it rendezvoused with a supply ship and was outfitted for war and for the next two years wreacked havoc on the seaborne commerce of the North by destroying more than 60 ships valued at nearly $6,000,000.