Glory in the Name : A Novel of the Confederate Navy, Paperback

Glory in the Name : A Novel of the Confederate Navy Paperback

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At the outbreak of the Civil War, the Confederate Navy must defend nearly 3,000 miles of coastline with only a meagre collection of ships and a handful of men.

These include Sam Bowater, a former lieutenant in the United States Navy, who obtains his cherished first command in a tugboat turned gunboat, the Cape Fear, with a ragtag crew.

Struggling with the pressures of his first command, in a naval service which is still learning the ropes, Bowater finds himself and his men the only defence between the Confederate shores and the massive Union Navy.

From Hampton Roads to Roanoke Island, to an exciting, bloody night time river fight for New Orleans, Glory In The Name vividly brings to life the dramatic naval battles of the Civil War.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 672 pages, maps
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: War & combat fiction
  • ISBN: 9780552150972


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Just finished "Glory in the name". A Novel about the Confederate navy in the American Civil War, written by Jim Nelson. I'm not normally that keen on the ACW but this book was excellent, it gave me a real taste of what it was to battle the might of the 'Yankee' navy. I thoroughly recommend it.