Great milestone to have received my editor’s response to “The Colonel and The Vicar”. All in all, not bad, but I’ve gotta re-write a few sections, not so much for content but for style; some issues with copyrights to also resolve. Found out that “General Domain” is not entirely true all the time, so I’m chasing the originators of some civil war art that I want to use in the book cover design. Not sure yet but I may have to resubmit to the editor for a final pass… I’ll have to wait and see how confident I am in the changes.
krnl_vic is the story of Colonel Henry Tremlett’s journey through four years of war and the land battles in which he participated, but also about the Reverend Francis Tremlett’s escapades as the vicar of St. Peter’s in Belsize Park outside London. “Father Frank” was raised in Newfoundland and developed a life-long love of the sea, and, coupled with the Confederacy’s need for ships, it’s came as no surprise that he played a vital role that involved many Confederate navy men.
Probably the most famous was Captain (later Admiral) Raphael Semmes,
He was an audacious sea captain, hated all Yankees, and yes, he was brutally handsome, but I don’t want to give away too much of the book. Of all his commands, the most celebrated was that of the Confederate raider CSS Alabama, a stunning example of what was nineteenth century state of the art English shipbuilding. This is what she looked like before she was “weaponized” in the Portuguese Azores:
I think they call ships “she” because they have all the curves in the right places!
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