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Mark McLaughlin
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Freelance author, ghostwriter, columnist and game designer.
Freelance author, ghostwriter, columnist and game designer.

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150 Years Ago Nov. 6: Last Confederate Raider Surrenders
150 Years Ago Nov. 6: Last Confederate Raider Surrenders On November 6, 1865 the Confederate raider CSS Shenandoah,  her naval ensign still flying, steamed through the thick, morning fog up the Mersey into Liverpool, where Captain James Iredell Waddell offe...

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150 Years Ago - “Undefeated” Rebel
General Sinks His Battle Flag, Goes to Mexico Rather than surrender his command let
alone give up his battle flag, 150 years ago General Joseph Orville
Shelby sank his banner in the Rio Grande and took his men to Mexico,
w...

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150 Years Ago: One Rebel Raider Still Burning Yankee Ships
150 Years Ago: One Rebel Raider Still Burning Yankee Ships - June 22, 1865 :  The clouds of thick smoke from two burning Yankee whalers darkened the sky over the Bering Sea on this day 150 years ago.  That was the handiwork of James I. Waddell of the CSS Sh...

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150 Years Ago: Confederate Armies Surrender, But the Rebel Raiders Fight On
150 Years Ago: Confederate Armies & Leaders Surrender, But the Rebel Raiders Fight On May 3, 1865 :  As President Abraham Lincoln's body arrived in Springfield, Illinois, the Confederate leadership continued their efforts to escape the Union dragnet.  Some ...

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150 Years Ago:  Union Warships Play Tag With Rebel Armored Raider CSS Stonewall On March 21, 1865 the Confederate armored raider CSS Stonewall and two wooden Union warships played a potentially deadly game of "tag" off the Spanish port of Ferrol.    The USS...

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150 Years Ago: Charleston Surrenders & CSS Shenandoah Leaves Australia to Hunt Whalers
 150 Years Ago: Charleston Surrenders & CSS Shenandoah Leaves Australia to Hunt Whalers Charleston Surrenders February 18, 1865 was yet another dark and sour day for the Confederacy - and a very bright and sweet one for the Union, for on that day Charleston...

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150 Years Ago: Rebel Raider Captain Makes Admiral (and General)
150 Years Ago:  Rebel Raider Captain Makes Admiral (& General) February 10, 1865 -    Perhaps no Confederate naval officer did more to hurt the North and give hope to the Southern cause than Raphael Semmes, and in February 1865 President Jefferson Davis tur...

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150 Years Ago Today: Rebel Ironclads Make One Last Sortie
150 Years Ago Today: Rebel Ironclads Make One Last Sortie On January 23, 1865 the last and most powerful fleet the Confederacy ever assembled made a gallant attempt to break through the Union blockade and destroy General Grant's supply base at City Point. F...

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150 Years Ago: The Navy Leads the Way at Fort Fisher
150 Years Ago: The Navy Leads the Way at Fort Fisher On January 15, 1865 a column of sailors and Marines led the ground assault on the Confederate bastion at Fort Fisher.   Although their initial assault was thrown back and with heavy losses, their sacrific...

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150 Years Ago: CSS Stonewall Rides the Waves
150 Years Ago: Monster Ironclad Ram  CSS Stonewall Rides The Waves On January 6, 1865 new life was breathed into the monster ocean-going ironclad ram CSS Stonewall, and the North trembled.  Better armored and more powerful than any Union warship afloat, the...
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