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Tag: John Sledge

The Legend of Mobile’s Princess Charlotte Christina Sophia

Did an adventurer impersonating a dead Russian princess really live in French Mobile?

A Plan to Crush French Mobile

Indian agent Thomas Nairne decided that the interests of the British Crown were threatened by French Mobile — so he set out to manipulate tribes to destroy them.

The Black Warrior Affair

In the winter of 1854, a steamer out of Mobile sparked a diplomatic incident that threatened war between the United States and Spain over Cuba.

Book Excerpt – The Gulf of Mexico: A Maritime History

In a sampling from his newest book, local author and MB contributor John Sledge tells the tale of a German submarine attack on a ship headed for Mobile.

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