Sea Wolf of the Confederacy: The Daring Civil War Raids of Naval Lt. Charles W. Read
In June 1862, just days before the epic clash at Gettysburg, a small party of the Confederate Navy mounted a devastating series of raids on the New England coast. At the center of the conflict was the hotheaded young adventurer, Charles W. Read. Serving aboard the CSS FLORIDA off the coast of Brazil, Read hatched a daring plan to sail a captured brig directly into the Union's home waters and wreak havoc on their shipping lanes. Burning or capturing more than twenty merchant vessels in less than three weeks, Read's rampage caused widespread panic in Northern cities, and brought enormous pressure to stop the rebel pirate. At one point there were nearly forty Union ships sent to hunt down Read in a cat-and-mouse chase that finally led to his dramatic capture off the coast of Maine.
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Shaw, a journalist who has written several books on 19th-century history, presents the story of naval raider Charles Read (1850-90). Read, an Annapolis graduate, resigned his commission to join the ... Read full review
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