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A Confederate biography : the cruise of the CSS Shenandoah, Dwight Sturtevant Hughes

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A Confederate biography : the cruise of the CSS Shenandoah
Title
A Confederate biography
Title remainder
the cruise of the CSS Shenandoah
Statement of responsibility
Dwight Sturtevant Hughes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From October 1864 to November 1865, the officers of the CSS Shenandoah carried the Confederacy and the conflict of the Civil War around the globe through extreme weather, alien surroundings, and the people they encountered. Her officers were the descendants of Deep South plantation aristocracy and Old Dominion first families: a nephew of Robert E. Lee, a grandnephew of founder George Mason, and descendants of one of George Washington's generals and of an aid to Washington. One was even an uncle of a young Theodore Roosevelt and another was son-in-law to Raphael Semmes. Shenandoah's mission -- commerce raiding (guerre de course) -- was a central component of U.S. naval and maritime heritage, a profitable business, and a watery form of guerrilla warfare. These Americans stood in defense of their country as they understood it, pursuing a difficult and dangerous mission in which they succeeded spectacularly after it no longer mattered. This is a biography of a ship and a cruise, and a microcosm of the Confederate-American experience"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hughes, Dwight Sturtevant
Dewey number
973.7/57
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shenandoah (Cruiser)
  • United States
  • Confederate States of America
  • Sailors
  • Confederate States of America
  • Voyages around the world
  • Privateering
  • Bering Sea
  • Ocean travel
  • HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
  • HISTORY / Military / Naval
Label
A Confederate biography : the cruise of the CSS Shenandoah, Dwight Sturtevant Hughes
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Publication
Contents
Cruise of the CSS Shenandoah -- Plans of the CSS Shenandoah -- Preface -- Introduction -- Otro Alabama -- Do the greatest injury -- None but fiends could -- Now came the trouble -- Oh, it's a grand sight -- Running her easting down -- The queen of the Delphine -- End of the international road -- The war down under -- Charley the cook -- On the bright blue sea -- The abomination of isolation -- Upon a stone altar -- The world on fire -- Invading the north -- High tide of the Confederacy -- The darkest day-- A feeling approaching panic -- Having done my duty -- Epilogue
Control code
BK0017053173
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 240 p.
Isbn
9781612518411
Lccn
2015029139
Other physical details
ill.
Label
A Confederate biography : the cruise of the CSS Shenandoah, Dwight Sturtevant Hughes
Publication
Contents
Cruise of the CSS Shenandoah -- Plans of the CSS Shenandoah -- Preface -- Introduction -- Otro Alabama -- Do the greatest injury -- None but fiends could -- Now came the trouble -- Oh, it's a grand sight -- Running her easting down -- The queen of the Delphine -- End of the international road -- The war down under -- Charley the cook -- On the bright blue sea -- The abomination of isolation -- Upon a stone altar -- The world on fire -- Invading the north -- High tide of the Confederacy -- The darkest day-- A feeling approaching panic -- Having done my duty -- Epilogue
Control code
BK0017053173
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 240 p.
Isbn
9781612518411
Lccn
2015029139
Other physical details
ill.

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