Confederate Raider 1861–65

Confederate Raider 1861–65 cover

Description

The Confederate states adopted radical solutions to counter the naval superiority of their opponents. One of the more successful solutions they adopted was the use of commerce raiders. This book describes the reasons which forced the Confederates to resort to commerce raiding, and outlines the way in which these craft were converted or specially built to perform their role. It details not only the way these craft were operated and manned, but also their brutal attacks, daring escapes and climatic battles against the large numbers of Union warships forced to hunt them down.

Table of Contents

Introduction · The Early Development of the Raiding Fleet · James Bulloch's British Raiders · The Business of Commerce Raiding · Crew · Operational History of the Confederate Raiders · Gunnery · Bibliography · Color Plate Commentary · Index

Product details

Published Jun 24 2021
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781472852274
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 7 col
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 64
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Author

Angus Konstam

Angus Konstam hails from Orkney, off the north of…

Illustrator

Tony Bryan

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