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Richardson's Defense of the South (Paperback) Loot Price: R593 Discovery Miles 5 930
Richardson's Defense of the South (Paperback): John Anderson Richardson
Richardson's Defense of the South (Paperback): John Anderson Richardson

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John Anderson Richardson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... the confederate navy. From an address delivered before Camp 171 U. C. V. of Washington, D. C, by Perry M. DeLeon, on Navies in War, and the Confederate Navy in the War Between the States, we make the following extract: Semmes on the Alabama and Sumter destroyed 87 ships He would have destroyed the Kearsage had the shell planted in her rudder port exploded. Waddell on the Shendoah destroyed 36 ships Maffitt, Barney and Morris on the Florida, destroyed. 37 ships Wood on the Tallahassee destroyed 29 ships Read on the Clarence and Tacony destroyed 23 ships Maury on the Georgia destroyed 8 ships Wilkinson on the Chickamauga destroyed 4 ships Other vessels destroyed.... 35 ships Total number destroyed 259 Merchantmen destroyed valued at $18,000,000. Three things make my gorge rise: First, Calling the war between the States a rebellion; second, calling our gallant naval officers pirates, and our cruisers privateers; and third, accusing the officers who resigned from the old service, of violating their oaths, and being guilty of ingratitude to a government which educated them. That man has read history in vain who applies the term rebellion to a contest between sovereign States. The charge of piracy is too utterly contemptible and mendacious to need reply. If Semmes was a pirate, so was Farragut. If the Alabama was a privateer so was the Hartford, and every Federal ship that captured a vessel flying a Confederate flag engaged in commerce. The charge of piracy and ingratitude is likewise utterly mendacious and contemptible. During and since the war, Semmes was honored by the nations wherever he went. England, the greatest of sea-powers, especially doing him homage, the British naval officers and others presenting him with a sword after the Alabama met her glorious death....


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: John Anderson Richardson
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 11mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 206
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-28445-8
Barcode: 9781150284458
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-28445-5

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