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The C.S.S. Florida: Her Building and Operations

by Owsley, Jr., Frank Lawrence
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Retail Price: $22.95
Issue: Fall 2003
ISBN: 0817312811

The Florida, the lesser known sister of the CSS Alabama, was a highly successful commerce raider, one of the few Confederate naval vessels to actually enjoy any success. It inflicted millions of dollars of damage to the US merchant marine fleet and, according to the author, the commerce raiders were the most efficient and effective military investments made by the Confederacy.

review of The C.S.S. Florida: Her Building and Operations, by Owsley, Jr., Frank Lawrence, Civil War Book Review, (Fall 2003).