Some articles on confederate, 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 ...
Famous quotes containing the word confederate:
“Well, you Yankees and your holy principle about savin the Union. Youre plunderin pirates thats what. Well, you think theres no Confederate army where youre goin. You think our boys are asleep down here. Well, theyll catch up to you and theyll cut you to pieces you, you nameless, fatherless scum. I wish I could be there to see it.”
—John Lee Mahin (19021984)