Voices of the Confederate Navy

Articles, Letters, Reports and Reminiscences


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About the Book

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.

About the Author(s)

Writer, editor and historian R. Thomas Campbell is a retired health systems consultant who lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania and Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by R. Thomas Campbell
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 371
Bibliographic Info: 55 photos, maps, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2013 [2008]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7724-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1413-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1
“The Confederate States Navy,” by 1st Lt. William H. Parker, CSN      3

1. The James River & Hampton Roads, Virginia      7
2. Eastern North Carolina      30
3. Charleston, South Carolina      62
4. Savannah, Georgia      83
5. Columbus, Georgia      96
6. Mobile, Alabama      104
7. New Orleans, Louisiana      119
8. Louisiana Waters      139
9. Mississippi River      153
10. Galveston, Texas      190
11. Confederate Cruisers      206
12. Torpedo Bureau      259
13. Blockade Runners      279
14. The CSN in Europe      300
15. The Marine Corps      322
16. The Naval School      327

Some Final Thoughts      355
Bibliography      357
Index      359

Book Reviews & Awards

“recommended”—Blue & Gray Magazine; “impressive”—Nautical Research Journal.