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Southern Fire continues Campbell's exciting account of the naval war of the Confederate States. Within these covers, he describes, in vivid detail, additional battles and engagements fought by Southern naval forces against a well equipped and relentless foe. The Confederate naval saga has been largely ignored in American history. This third work in his series, however, helps to fill that void. Using selected engagements, the author tells the fascinating story of the victories and defeats of the South's naval forces.

Here are some of the Confederacy's most important warships along with the brave men who sailed them: The swift cruiser Florida, and her stalwart captain, John Newland Maffitt; the raids conducted by Charles W. Read, who terrorized the east coast with his daring adventures; the ironclads Chicora and Palmetto State which temporarily broke the Federal blockade at Charleston, South Carolina. Included also are accounts of the little known, but highly important, actions of the Confederate torpedo boats; the building and fierce battles of the ironclad Albemarle, under her noble commander James W. Cooke; the swift blockade runner Banshee; and the last desperate efforts of the ironclad ram Stonewall.

Southern Fire brings the action to life and paints a vivid tableau of Southern ships and Southern men fighting desperately for their country's freedom.

Southern Fire,
Exploits of the Confederate States Navy

R. Thomas Campbell,
ISBN 1-57249-046-2
White Mane Publishing Co., Inc., June, 1997
List Price: $24.95
Discount Price: $18.95

Chapter 1. The Scourge of "Yellow Jack"
Chapter 2. The Florida Strikes
Chapter 3. Scourge of the East Coast
Chapter 4. Flames Over the Atlantic
Chapter 5. Treachery in the Night
Chapter 6. Gunfire off Charleston
Chapter 7. David and Goliath
Chapter 8. Fire Over the Roanoke
Chapter 9. Thunder Over Albemarle Sound
Chapter 10. Running the Gauntlet
Chapter 11. The Mighty Stonewall

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