Synopses & Reviews
andldquo;The result is a comprehensive look at the Singer Corps and their activities. It provides a new context for the submarines and torpedoes, and it incorporates significant research in primary sources. Ragan adds a new perspective to Texasandrsquo; role in the Confederacy.andrdquo;andmdash;James P. Delgado, author of Misadventures of a Civil War Submarine: Iron, Guns, and Pearls
andquot;A compelling look and insightful history of the intrigue surrounding the Singer family and their secretive espionage operations for the Confederacy during the Civil War. Mark Ragan reveals a new level of submarine warfare to conspiracy buffs. Nonfiction at its best.andquot;andmdash;Clive Cussler, American adventure novelist and founder of the National Underwater and Marine Agency
Facing an insurmountable deficit in resources compared to the Union navy, the Confederacy resorted to unorthodox forms of warfare to combat enemy forces.
Perhaps the most energetic and effective torpedo corps and secret service company organized during the American Civil War, the Singer Secret Service Corps, led by Texan inventor and entrepreneur Edgar Collins Singer, developed and deployed submarines, underwater weaponry, and explosive devices.
About the Author
MARK K. RAGAN and#160;served as project historian during the recovery and excavation of the history-making Civil War submarine, the Hunley, as well as consultant for the 1999 Turner Network Television movie about the vessel. He lives in Edgewater, Maryland.