The Rebel Raiders

The Astonishing History of The Connfederacy’s Secret Navy

James Tertius deKay

The intriguing but little known history of the deadly and daring work of the Confederacy's fleet of raiders is revealed in this suspenseful, colourful tale of espionage and warfare. Like most things in the War between the States, it started over cotton: Lincoln's naval blockade prevented the South from exporting their prize commodity to England.
Publication date:
September 2003
Publisher :
Presidio Press
Language:
English
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9780345431837

Dimensions : 234 x 156 mm

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£10.99

Overview
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The intriguing but little known history of the deadly and daring work of the Confederacy's fleet of raiders is revealed in this suspenseful, colourful tale of espionage and warfare.

Like most things in the War between the States, it started over cotton: Lincoln's naval blockade prevented the South from exporting their prize commodity to England. The confederacy came up with a unique plan to divert the north's vessels and open the waterways - they covertly constructed a navy in Liverpool.

With an unforgettable cast of characters, including rebel spies in Liverpool, dashing sea captains and conniving ambassadors The Rebel Raiders brings vibrantly to life a previously neglected aspect of the American Civil War.

•An important addition to Civil War scholarship
•A fresh look at the single most effective military operation mounted
by the South in the entire Civil War