Rebel Reefers: The Organization and Midshipmen of the Confederate States Naval Academy

Overview

The Confederacy's only national naval academy was anchored in Virginia's James River aboard the CSS Patrick Henry. While their Union counterparts at the U.S. Naval Academy studied at a safe distance from the war, the midshipmen of the Confederate States Naval Academy were sent on active duty to defend the South's waterways. Using original Confederate documents and many previously unpublished letters and diaries, James Lee Conrad has compiled a fresh and scholarly study of a ...

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Overview

The Confederacy's only national naval academy was anchored in Virginia's James River aboard the CSS Patrick Henry. While their Union counterparts at the U.S. Naval Academy studied at a safe distance from the war, the midshipmen of the Confederate States Naval Academy were sent on active duty to defend the South's waterways. Using original Confederate documents and many previously unpublished letters and diaries, James Lee Conrad has compiled a fresh and scholarly study of a neglected subject.

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Editorial Reviews

Military Review May/June 2005
"Conrad writes in effortless prose and gives a reader the flavor for the times, the institution, and the midshipmen...Strongly recommend.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306812378
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 9/2/2003
  • Edition description: DA CAPO
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

James Lee Conrad is a colonel in the U.S. Air Force Advocate General's Department. He has spent a lifetime studying Confederate naval history and is the author of a previous book on Confederate military institutions. He lives in Ohio.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 "The Proper Education of Naval Officers" 1
2 "A Floating Academy" 11
3 "The Best Place for a Young Man Is at Sea" 35
4 The Exhibition of "Good Discipline, Conduct, and Courage" 57
5 Watchword: "Guard the Treasure" 81
6 "A Most Realistic War College" 103
App. A List of Midshipmen of the Confederate Stats Naval Academy, July 1863 to April 1865 111
App. B Regulations for the Confederate States School-Ship Patrick Henry 119
App. C Regulations for the Interior Police of the Confederate Slates School-Ship Patrick Henry 149
Notes 163
Glossary of Naval Terms 193
Bibliography 199
Index 207
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2003

    Confederate Midshipmen history

    I highly praise this book which adds greatly to the naval history of the civil war. It is filled with information ignored until this great book. It is a definite must for knowledge of the confederate naval history and a book to add to the shelf.

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