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By Bruce Catton

ISBN-10: 0385044518

ISBN-13: 9780385044516

While first released in 1953, Bruce Catton, our most suitable Civil battle historian was once offered either the Pulitzer Prize and the nationwide ebook Award for excellence in nonfiction.  

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A little louder than strictly necessary. The gun captain yanked on his lanyard. Instantly the cannon erupted with a thunderous bang and leapt backward against its restraining tackle. Since they were firing to windward, the smoke billowed back into the gunport, momentarily obscuring any view. ” At the same time he heard and felt the larger twenty-four-pounder cannon on the lower gundeck explode in a single broadside, heeling the ship with their recoil. ” The remainder of his starboard cannon crashed inward as one, the wind filling the gundeck with the acrid smoke of burnt gunpowder, shrouding everything.

He started to say that it would be inconvenient just now, he was busy. “All right, I’ll be there in a moment,” he managed. “Please, it’s urgent, sir,” Winchester insisted. “Captain Wood and the first are dead. ” Charles heard the words, but his mind refused to accept them. They didn’t make sense. Nothing made any sense except that most of his men on the shattered gundeck were dead or bleeding their lives away and screaming in agony. Two cannon nearby went off almost together, causing him to start.

At the forewardmost cannon he knelt down and peered along the thick black barrel out the gunport. Almost immediately the Spanish seventy-four, with all sails set and gloriously ornamented with red-and-gold paint, sailed into view on the opposite tack. She had already been considerably knocked about; she had several parted stays, holes in her courses, and her hull was scarred. ” a little louder than strictly necessary. The gun captain yanked on his lanyard. Instantly the cannon erupted with a thunderous bang and leapt backward against its restraining tackle.

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