Columbiad Press Presents the Dramatic Story of a Union Warship, "Circle of Fire -- The Story of the USS Susquehanna in the War of the Rebellion"

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"Circle of Fire" -- this is the story of the Union Naval blockade of the the South, as witnessed by the officers and crew of the sloop of war, Susquehanna.

Peter Barratt’s exciting story of the Union side-wheel sloop Susquehanna, "Circle of Fire" is now available in conjunction with, the world’s fastest-growing provider of print-on-demand books.

"Circle of Fire" tells the story of the USS Susquehanna in the American Civil War. The book details life aboard a Union warship, the long hours on watch, the natural hazards of the sea, dramatic engagements with enemy coastal fortifications and pursuits of elusive blockade-runners and Rebel commerce raiders. The narrative is complemented by many rare photos, maps and engravings of the vessel and the battles she fought in.

“Circle of Fire is more than the story of a Union warship ... it is a glimpse into the inner workings of the blockade of the Confederacy.”

Richard O’Sullivan, Crossfire, American Civil War Round Table UK.

“The author has done an excellent job of mining the sources…Circle of Fire is well written and interesting ... will be of great interest to Civil War naval enthusiasts and US Marine Corps history buffs and to those who want to find out more about Federal navy warships and the blockade.”

Joseph A Derie, The Civil War News

“The author has done a remarkable job ... will appeal to those interested in both early steam powered warships and life at sea during the American Civil War.”

Harry Spong, Marine News, Journal of the World Ship Society.

About the author

Peter Barratt resides in Bromley, some 10 miles southeast of London. He is a member of the UK American Civil War Round Table. Apart from writing articles and lecturing on the Civil War to various historical groups and societies, he was historical/technical adviser on a CD-rom history of the conflict. This is his first book and is the fruit of several years’ research on the steamship Susquehanna and her part in the Union naval blockade of the Southern coast and the various actions the Susquehanna fought in.

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