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The Blockade and the Cruisers

The Blockade and the Cruisers by James Russell Soley
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This volume in The Navy in the Civil War series covers material relating to blockades and blockaders within the Capes of Virginia area.

James Russell Soley was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1 October, 1850. He was graduated at Harvard in 1870, became assistant professor of English in the United States naval academy in 1871, and in 1873 was placed at the head of the department of English studies, history, and law, where he remained nine years. In 1876 he was commissioned a professor in the United States navy. He examined the systems of education in European naval colleges, and on his return made an extensive report. In 1882 he was transferred to Washington, where he collected and arranged the navy department library, and from 1883 superintended the publication of the naval records of the civil war.

Digital Scanning, Inc.; October 2001
271 pages; ISBN 9781582185729
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Title: The Blockade and the Cruisers
Author: James Russell Soley