Confederate Raider: Raphael Semmes Of The Alabama

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ISBN : 9780028810867
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Confederate Raider: Raphael Semmes of the Alabama

Raphael Semmes was the Confederacy's most famous naval officer. Many of his Northern contemporaries, however, considered the Yankee-hating Semmes nothing more than a pirate. In either guise, Semmes commanded the most successful sea raider of all time. During a two-year cruise, his Alabama took nearly 100 Federal merchant vessels out of the war and became a household word on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line. Her final battle, off the coast of France against the USS Kearsarge, was an epic clash befitting the last one-on-one duel of wooden ships. A commander who carried out his mission without being able to call in a Southern port and whose crew had no allegiance to the Confederacy, Semmes is a compelling figure in American military history. John M. Taylor is the author of "William Henry Seward: Lincoln's Right Hand" and "General Maxwell Taylor: The Sword and the Pen".

Specifications of Confederate Raider: Raphael Semmes of the Alabama

AuthorJohn M. Taylor
PublisherBrassey's Inc
Number Of Pages336
Publication Date1994-09
Height9.75 inch.
Length1.25 inch.
Width6.5 inch.
Weight1.4 pounds.

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