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Under Six Flags: The Curious Career of the CSS Stonewall

Posted by: Taru Spiegel

(The following is a post by Juan Manuel Pérez, Reference Specialist, Hispanic Division) During the American Civil War (1861-65), as the Union Navy of the North was putting a chokehold on the Southern Confederacy by its naval blockade, the Confederate government of the South sought to break it by trying to purchase or build warships in …