Confederate Admiral: The Life and Wars of Franklin Buchanan
Naval Institute Press, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 274 pages
Convinced that his native state of Maryland was about to secede from the Union, Buchanan gave up his commission; when Maryland did not secede, he desperately tried to get it back. Unsuccessful, he eventually went South, where as the Confederacy's only full admiral he helped mold its naval strategy and took command of both the Virginia (Merrimack) in the battle of Hampton Roads in 1861 and the Tennessee in the Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864."--BOOK JACKET.
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