Confederate Privateers

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Confederate States Navy - History - Privateers
... On April 17, 1861, Confederate President Jefferson Davis invited applications for letters of marque and reprisal to be granted under the seal of the Confederate States, against ships ... of Congress on April 29 to formally authorize the hiring of privateers in the name of the Confederate States ... On May 6 the Confederate Congress passed "An act recognizing the existence of war between the United States and the Confederate States, and concerning letters of ...

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