From the Richmond Dispatch, 9/2/1864, p.1, c. 7
New Music. – We have received a copy of “The Alabama,” a nautical song; words by E. King, author of the Naval Songs of the South; music by F. W. Rosier. It is arranged for the pianoforte, and if the music is as spirited as the poetry, it will doubtless become very popular. The piece is handsomely lithographed by George Dunn and Co.