During the American Civil War, British-crewed warships harassed Union merchantmen, sinking a total value of over $15,000,000 in ships and cargo. Considered pirates by the federal government, these ships and crew were at the center of a largely unknown but fascinating struggle between Commander James Dunwoody of the Confederate Navy, U.S. Ambassador Charles Francis Adams, and Consul Thomas H. Dudley. This history of British assistance to the Confederate Navy covers that story in full and provides a close look at the British seamen who manned warships and blockade runners.
McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers; January 2010
- ISBN 9780786458271
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- Title: British Ships in the Confederate Navy
- Author: Joseph McKenna