The maritime exploits of a swashbuckling sea captain
High Seas Confederate takes readers aboard Confederate raiding vessels to meet one of the Civil War's most successful and colorful naval officers—John Newland Maffitt. In the first modern biography of the daring captain who penetrated Federal blockades and swept Northern commercial ships from the Atlantic, Royce Shingleton demonstrates that Maffitt was a significant—if previously unheralded—figure in the Confederate navy.
Royce Shingleton is professor of history at Darton College in Albany, Georgia. Shingleton's previous books include John Taylor Wood: Sea Ghost of the Confederacy and Richard Peters: Champion of the New South.
"Lively and interesting…. Adds much depth and human drama to the activities of blockade runners."—Frank L. Owsley, Jr., author of The C.S.S. Florida: Her Building and Operations