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USS Lincoln

Northern sailors caught below the Mason-Dixon line after Ft Sumter, figth their way north again

Caught behind rebel lines in New Orleans at the opening of the American Civil War, John Rawley and his crew “liberate” a ship they rechristen, the USS Lincoln and fight back towards their homes.  Dubbed “river pirates” by the local authorities, Rawley and his crew pick up a small armada to disrupt river commerce and aid the Union cause. Scott Perry has crafted an accurate and detailed tale of war on the river during the American Civil War.