The Civil War Raiding Voyage of CSS Shenandoah

David Winkler - 6/13/2017

The ship, following its commissioning on Oct. 19, 1864, embarked on a remarkable year-long commerce raiding cruise that would take its crew around the world. With the surrender of Lee’s Army at Appomattox, Va., in April 1865, Shenandoah carried on the fight for a lost cause. In doing so, it fired the South’s last shot and was the last unit to fly the Con- federate battle ensign.


See the full article in Seapower Magazine.

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