Voices of the Confederate Navy: Articles, Letters, Reports, and Reminiscences

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R. Thomas Campbell
McFarland, Jan 21, 2008 - History - 371 pages
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   This collection of writings by Confederate naval participants aptly tells the story of the hardships and trials faced by the men of the South on the seas and waterways. The narratives include fond memories of skirmishes in beloved ships, recollections of bitter defeats, dispatches of officers claiming victory, gritty excerpts from journals, accounts of cunning blockade dodges and carefully worded reports of the loss of a ship. Each entry lends valuable information and color as a modern reader tries to understand just what these men faced.
  

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Contents

Preface
1
The Confederate States Navy by st Lt William H Parker CSN
3
The James River Hampton Roads Virginia
7
Eastern North Carolina
30
Charleston South Carolina
62
Savannah Georgia
83
Columbus Georgia
96
Mobile Alabama
104
Galveston Texas
190
Confederate Cruisers
206
Torpedo Bureau
259
Blockade Runners
279
The CSN in Europe
300
The Marine Corps
322
The Naval School
327
Some Final Thoughts
355

New Orleans Louisiana
119
Louisiana Waters
139
Mississippi River
153

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About the author (2008)

Writer and historian R. Thomas Campbell is a retired health systems consultant who lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania and Cape Canaveral, Florida. He is author of Confederate Naval Forces on Western Waters (2005) and the editor of Confederate Naval Cadet (2006) and Engineer in Gray (2005).

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