Academy on the James: The Confederate Naval School

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Academy on the James is the exciting account of the birth, the life, and the tragic death of the Confederate naval school. Utilizing meticulous research, the author has pieced together a remarkable story of the South's naval school and the young midshipmen who attended it. From the battles below Richmond in the summer of 1864, to the guardians of the Confederate treasury in its retreat south to the Carolinas and Georgia, they remained true to their nation and themselves - and ...
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Academy on the James is the exciting account of the birth, the life, and the tragic death of the Confederate naval school. Utilizing meticulous research, the author has pieced together a remarkable story of the South's naval school and the young midshipmen who attended it. From the battles below Richmond in the summer of 1864, to the guardians of the Confederate treasury in its retreat south to the Carolinas and Georgia, they remained true to their nation and themselves - and they never surrendered.
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Narrates the birth, life, and death of the academy, which was founded in 1863 in the temporal and geographical vortex of a violent war. Among other topics, describes the battles below Richmond in 1864, the young midshipmen who attended, and the guardians of the Confederate treasury in its retreat south to the Carolinas and Georgia. Includes many photographs and paintings, and quotes at length from contemporary sources. Awarded the first Nathan Bedform Forrest History Award. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572491304
  • Publisher: White Mane Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/1998
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Confederate Navy Prayer
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1 The Beginning 1
Ch. 2 The Knowledge Givers 17
Ch. 3 The School Ship 39
Ch. 4 Before the Storm 57
Ch. 5 Call to Duty 72
Ch. 6 War on All Sides 89
Ch. 7 The Desperate Winter 105
Ch. 8 Their Finest Hour 134
Conclusion - Final Thoughts 153
Photo Gallery 157
Appendices 165
Notes 267
Bibliography 273
Index 278
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