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Races with Big Stakes


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Prize money was a factor in the intrepidity and ingenuity of sailors during the Civil War as captured vessels yielded high rewards for the dominant crews. Spread unevenly amongst the men, in accordance with rank, captains received up to five figures whereas cabin boys, three. The EOLUS and the USS MEMPHIS are used as examples in this article.
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