Friday, March 4, 2011

The Making of "The Strangest Race"

Major John Pelham, a gifted Confederate officer, positioned his horse-drawn artillery along the shoreline and was able to fire several shots that exploded above the Union ship. What followed was a highly unique melee in which cavalry, naval and artillery units engaged one another.

The U.S.S. Marblehead

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