CSS Alabama vs USS Kearsarge

Cherbourg 1864

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The most successful commerce raider of the Civil War, the CSS Alabama almost single-handedly drove United States merchant shipping from the seas. Her illustrious career saw the capture of 60 merchant ships and two duels with ships of the US Navy. This book gives the complete story of the development of the Confederacy's commerce raiding force and the ships the Union set against them. Compiled from numerous first-hand accounts as well as archeological evidence, it covers the three famous battles of the commerce raiders, CSS Florida vs. USS Wachusett, CSS Alabama vs. USS Hatteras, and CSS Alabama vs. USS Kearsarge, analyzing the strengths and weakness of each of the combatants. While the American Civil War is usually considered a land war, there was plenty of blood in the water.

Product details

Published Nov 20 2011
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781849084932
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 col
Series Duel
Short code DUE 40
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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