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Confederate saboteurs : building the Hunley and other secret weapons of the Civil War

Author: Mark K Ragan
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, [2015]
Series: Ed Rachal Foundation nautical archaeology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"With an assailable coastline measuring some 3,500 miles and numerous waterways leading deep into the Southern heartland, the newly formed Confederacy was hard-pressed to defend its territory from a federal government with vastly superior maritime resources. The South was thus forced to turn to unorthodox forms of warfare, and one of these involved Confederate financing of destructive underwater devices. Of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Edgar Collins Singer; Edgar Collins Singer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark K Ragan
ISBN: 9781623492786 1623492785 9781623492793 1623492793
OCLC Number: 897632475
Description: 249 pages, 36 unnumbered pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Formation and deployment --
First torpedo strike and launching the Hunley --
Richmond invests in the Corps --
Losing the Hunley --
Operations throughout the Confederacy --
Taking the fight to the enemy.
Series Title: Ed Rachal Foundation nautical archaeology series.
Responsibility: Mark K. Ragan.

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The Singer Secret Service Corps developed and deployed submarines, underwater weaponry, and explosive devices during the US Civil War. In Confederate Saboteurs, Mark K. Ragan presents the untold  Read more...

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