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George W. Alexander and Castle Thunder: A Confederate Prison and Its Commandantby Casstevens, Frances H.
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Retail Price: $45.00
Issue: Spring 2005
This biography of George W. Alexander begins with his career in the United States Navy and his voyage to Japan with Commodore Perry. With the outbreak of the Civil War, Alexander helped capture ships for the Confederacy before being appointed commandant for the infamous Richmond prison, Castle Thunder.