Osprey New Vanguard 64 : Confederate Raider 1861-1865
The Confederate states adopted radical solutions to counter the naval superiority of their opponents. One of the more successful solutions they adopted was the use of commerce raiders. This book describes the reasons which forced the Confederates to resort to commerce raiding, and outlines the way in which these craft were converted or specially built to perform their role. It details not only the way these craft were operated and manned, but also their brutal attacks, daring escapes and climatic battles against the large numbers of Union warships forced to hunt them down. Text by Angus Konstam with illustrations by Tony Bryan.
- Design and Role
- The Raiders
- Colour Plate Commentary
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