Confederate Sea Raiders | Walter Edgar's Journal - Episode 4


Another tactic the Confederacy used against the Union was deployment of “Sea Raiders,” or privateers, whose mission was to raid Union ships in an attempt to disrupt the North's economy. Dr. Symonds also discusses how Union sailors would re-flag their ships with foreign flags in order to avoid harassment from Confederate raiders.  Dr. Symonds ends this segment with how naval codes and conduct changed for enemy combatants throughout the Civil War.