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Captain Ashe recounts the adventures of the Shenandoah and her Captain, James Iredell Waddell of the Confederate Navy. Shenandoah made chase and prize of many vessels. Even after the war, she carried the Confederate flag of battle around the world.
In part II of the recounting of the Shenandoah, Ashe dictates how the Confederate cruiser made an epic voyage to find refuge from Yankee vengeance.
The turning point in the struggle of American independence came in the winter of 1777-1778. Clothing, food, and munitions supplies were scant and the British fleet and army held Philadelphia, New York, and the Hudson River. North Carolina had nine regiments in Washington's winter camp, and part of these men were assigned to harass the British outposts.