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Hunters of the Night: Confederate Torpedo Boats in the War Between the States

by Campbel, R. Thomas
Publisher: Burd Street Press
Retail Price: $14.95
Issue: Summer 2001
ISBN: 1572492023

Offering a primer on Confederate torpedo devices and delivery systems, R. Thomas Campbell describes the construction and use of cask torpedoes, torpedo rams, fuses, and torpedo boats. He also presents a running history of the politics and technology of the Confederate torpedo program, using illustrations and drawings to supplement the text. Campbell concludes: "the famous American, British, German, and Italian motor torpedo boats of two world wars in a later century owe their heritage to the David and Squib class boats of the Confederacy."

review of Hunters of the Night: Confederate Torpedo Boats in the War Between the States, by Campbel, R. Thomas, Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2001).