Thursday Nov 30, 2023

068 - The Confederacy’s Last Salvo - The Career of the CSS Shenandoah


About this episode: 

By 1864, a desperate Confederacy realized it must resort to desperate measures.  Measures not only confined to land battles and trying to break the Union blockade, but the procuring and use of commerce raiders which would scour the oceans to wreak havoc on the North’s vast merchant marine.  Anything to create economic hardship. Anything to doom Abraham Lincoln’s chances for reelection.  This is the story of one such raider.  This is the story of the CSS Shenandoah


Some Characters Mentioned In This Episode:

James Dunwoody Bulloch

Thomas Dudley

Lord John Russell

James Iredell Waddell

William Conway Whittle


For Further Reading:


Sea of Gray: The Around-the-World Odyssey of the Confederate Raider Shenandoah by Tom Chaffin


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Producer: Dan Irving

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