Civil War Commando: William Cushing and the Daring Raid to Sink the Ironclad CSS Albemarle Jerome Preisler

Civil War Commando: William Cushing and the Daring Raid to Sink the Ironclad CSS Albemarle

Author: Jerome Preisler
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Book Title
Civil War Commando: William Cushing and the Daring Raid to Sink the Ironclad CSS Albemarle
Author
Jerome Preisler
ISBN
9781621576792
Civil War Ironclads and Commandos Here at last is an action-packed portrait of one of America's greatest but little-remembered Civil War heroes, Commander William Barker Cushing, who sank the Confederate ironclad Albemarle in a spectacular mission in 1864. Regarded as erratic and insubordinate, Midshipman Cushing was drummed out of the Naval Academy in March 1861. But with the outbreak of war, the Union needed every trained officer it could find-- and whatever his flaws, Cushing was an extremely talented naval officer. Ferocious, uncompromising, courageous, and loyal, he became a U.S. Navy commando and at the age of twenty-one was sent to destroy the South's ultimate naval weapon--the Albemarle, an unsinkable vessel with a devastating iron ram. This death-defying mission succeeded in sinking the Albemarle, helped reelect President Abraham Lincoln, and earned Cushing a hero's grave in the Naval Academy's cemetery. Here is that story, told with all the verve and drama it deserves, shining new light on one of the most important naval encounters of the war. Civil War Commando is a masterpiece of naval history that reads like a thriller and gives a neglected hero his due.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Jerome PreislerPublisher: Regnery HistoryPublished: 11/10/2020ISBN: 9781621576792Pages: 320Weight: 2.30lbsSize: 9.10h x 5.90w x 1.10d
Civil War Ironclads and Commandos

Here at last is an action-packed portrait of one of America's greatest but little-remembered Civil War heroes, Commander William Barker Cushing, who sank the Confederate ironclad Albemarle in a spectacular mission in 1864.

Regarded as erratic and insubordinate, Midshipman Cushing was drummed out of the Naval Academy in March 1861. But with the outbreak of war, the Union needed every trained officer it could find-- and whatever his flaws, Cushing was an extremely talented naval officer. Ferocious, uncompromising, courageous, and loyal, he became a U.S. Navy commando and at the age of twenty-one was sent to destroy the South's ultimate naval weapon--the Albemarle, an unsinkable vessel with a devastating iron ram.

This death-defying mission succeeded in sinking the Albemarle, helped reelect President Abraham Lincoln, and earned Cushing a hero's grave in the Naval Academy's cemetery.

Here is that story, told with all the verve and drama it deserves, shining new light on one of the most important naval encounters of the war. Civil War Commando is a masterpiece of naval history that reads like a thriller and gives a neglected hero his due.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Jerome Preisler
Publisher: Regnery History
Published: 11/10/2020
ISBN: 9781621576792
Pages: 320
Weight: 2.30lbs
Size: 9.10h x 5.90w x 1.10d
Civil War Ironclads and Commandos

Here at last is an action-packed portrait of one of America's greatest but little-remembered Civil War heroes, Commander William Barker Cushing, who sank the Confederate ironclad Albemarle in a spectacular mission in 1864.

Regarded as erratic and insubordinate, Midshipman Cushing was drummed out of the Naval Academy in March 1861. But with the outbreak of war, the Union needed every trained officer it could find-- and whatever his flaws, Cushing was an extremely talented naval officer. Ferocious, uncompromising, courageous, and loyal, he became a U.S. Navy commando and at the age of twenty-one was sent to destroy the South's ultimate naval weapon--the Albemarle, an unsinkable vessel with a devastating iron ram.

This death-defying mission succeeded in sinking the Albemarle, helped reelect President Abraham Lincoln, and earned Cushing a hero's grave in the Naval Academy's cemetery.

Here is that story, told with all the verve and drama it deserves, shining new light on one of the most important naval encounters of the war. Civil War Commando is a masterpiece of naval history that reads like a thriller and gives a neglected hero his due.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Jerome Preisler
Publisher: Regnery History
Published: 11/10/2020
ISBN: 9781621576792
Pages: 320
Weight: 2.30lbs
Size: 9.10h x 5.90w x 1.10d