The Sea Eagle: The Civil War Memoir of LCdr. William B. Cushing, U.S.N.

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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William Barker Cushing is considered one of the navy's greatest heroes of the Civil War. After his expulsion from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1861, Cushing managed to get an appointment as a master's mate on one of the warships of a blockading squadron. Cushing's daring and exceptional performance in battle led to a spectacular rise in rank, responsibility, and reputation. His military career culminated in his torpedoing of the Confederate ironclad Albermarle on the Roanoke River in 1864, an operation he executed under heavy enemy fire. This new and fully annotated edition of Cushing's memoir, originally written in 1867–1868, conveys the excitement and drama of a truly extraordinary Civil War naval career.
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About the author

Alden R. Carter is a former naval officer and teacher. Named to the Wisconsin Library Association's list "Notable Wisconsin Authors" in 2002, he has published over forty books for children, young adults, and adults. His books have won numerous honors, including six American Library Association Best Book awards. His adult novel Bright Starry Banner was named the Best Civil War Novel of 2004 by the Military Order of the Stars and Bars.
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Published on
Aug 16, 2009
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Pages
184
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ISBN
9780742599963
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Military / Naval
History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
History / United States / General
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