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Australian confederates : how 42 Australians joined the rebel cause and fired the last shot in the American Civil War
Australian confederates : how 42 Australians joined the rebel cause and fired the last shot in the American Civil War
Smyth, Terry2015
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In the summer of 1865, when a Confederate warship sailed into the port of Melbourne, 42 men secretly enlisted to fight for the South in the American Civil War. On the notorious raider Shenandoah "scourge of the Yankee merchant fleet" they sailed off to adventure and controversy, and fired the last shot of the war. Of the 42 men who signed on in Melbourne as petty officers, seamen and marines, some returned home, others dropped out of sight and one died aboard ship; the last man to die in the service of the Confederacy. This is their story.
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Sandringham Library ExpressHistory973.757 SMYIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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