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I recently came across this:

On May 10, 1865, Andrew Johnson declared the armed rebellion to be at an end, and Jefferson Davis was taken into Union custody the same day. Still the war was not declared to be over. The Confederate raider CSS Shenandoah was still at large at sea, where the vessel had captured or sunk 38 Union ships in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Shenandoah continued to raid Union ships until the end of June 1865, when it learned of Lee’s surrender while cruising in the Pacific. Shenandoah then embarked on a three month cruise from the Pacific to Liverpool, England, where it surrendered to the Royal Navy on November 6, striking for the last time the flag of the Confederate Navy. The following August Andrew Johnson declared the war was officially over.

Other than for on going guerrilla raids, was the CSS Shenandoah and its crew unknowingly flying the last Confederate battle flag in action ?
 
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Other than for on going guerrilla raids, was the CSS Shenandoah and its crew unknowingly flying the last Confederate battle flag in action ?
After the CSS Shenandoah surrendered to HMS Donegal it was sold and eventually ended up being renamed ‘El Majidi’, I read that it sunk on its way from Zanzibar to Bombay, that’s a sad ending for such an iconic ship that had achieved so much.
 
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