Academy on the James: The Confederate Naval School

Academy on the James: The Confederate Naval School

by R. Thomas Campbell
     
 
Academy on the James is the exciting account of the birth, life, and tragic death of the Confederate naval school. Utilizing meticulous research, the author has pieced together a little known story of the South's academy and the young midshipmen who attended it.

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Academy on the James is the exciting account of the birth, life, and tragic death of the Confederate naval school. Utilizing meticulous research, the author has pieced together a little known story of the South's academy and the young midshipmen who attended it.

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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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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)

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