Confederate Raider Raphael Semmes
Phil Nasser talked about Captain Raphael Semmes, a commerce raider during the American Civil War. Captain Semmes was an officer in the… read more
Phil Nasser talked about Captain Raphael Semmes, a commerce raider during the American Civil War. Captain Semmes was an officer in the United States Navy before joining the Confederate States Navy. During the Civil War, he was captain of the famous commerce raider CSS Alabama, which took a record sixty-five prizes. Commerce raiding is a strategy used in naval warfare that involves attacking an enemy’s merchant ships.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Mobile, Alabama, from April 21-24 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close
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