Raphael Semmes: A Leadership Study.
AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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One of the naval strategies of the Confederacy in the American Civil War was to destroy US merchant shipping. The best known and most successful of the commerce raiders was Rapheal Semmes. This study analyzes the leadership of Semmes while he was captain of the Sumter and the Alabama. The study reviews key events of the Sumter and the Alabama from April 1861 to June 1864. Then the study identifies Semmes leadership qualities which helped make his wartime mission a success.
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