WINNER, 2003 GEORGE WASHINGTON HONOR MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE
Exciting story of the voyages of the Confederate raider Alabama and the USS Kearsarge, culminating in an epic battle off the coast of France in 1864. The Alabama accounted for nearly one of every four Union merchant ships sunk during the Civil War, with more than 60 ships destroyed. The crews of both ships are listed, along with the names of every ship sunk by the Alabama. The controversies of the battle are addressed, as well as the Alabama Claims that resulted in England paying $15,000,000 in damages to the United States.
Published by White Mane Publishing Company
Soft Cover, 333 pages, 25 photos, 2 maps, bibliography and index