is the fascinating story of the Confederate navy as it struggled
against a well equipped and relentless foe. The South's navy and
its contribution to the Confederate war effort has been largely
ignored in the history of the war. Gray Thunder fills this
void. Using selected exploits, including extensive quotes from those
who were there, the author tells the exciting story of the Confederate
Navy and its courageous battle, with insufficient resources, against
This publication supplies information about some of the Confederacy's
most ingenious warships; the little Manassas, the Confederacy's
first ironclad; the lumbering Virginia, which made naval
history in its battle with the Monitor; the fabulous cruiser
Alabama; the historic submarine, H. L. Hunley; the
sleek blockade runners, and more.
The reader is also provided with stories of the valiant commanders;
men such as Buchanan, Semmes, Jones, Wood, Maffitt, and many others,
to whom the words duty, honor, and country were the very essence
of values worth fighting for.
Gray Thunder brings the tumultuous four years of the
naval war to life and paints a vivid panorama of determined Southern
men, Southern ships, and blazing Southern guns!
Exploits of the Confederate States Navy,
R. Thomas Campbell,
White Mane Publishing Co., Inc., Feb., 1996
List Price: $19.95
Discount Price: $14.95
Chapter 1. The Iron Turtle of New
Chapter 2. "A Matter of First Necessity"
Chapter 3. "It is Quite a Waste of Ammunition"
Chapter 4. Phantoms of the Night
Chapter 5. Greyhound of the Seas
Chapter 6. From Galveston to Cape Town
Chapter 7. Rendezvous at Cherbourg
Chapter 8 Gun Flashes on the Neuse
Chapter 9. Gray Warriors Beneath the Waves
Chapter 10. Dash to the Gulf