Naval Campaigns of the Civil War

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This analysis of naval engagements during the War Between the States presents the action from the efforts at Fort Sumter during the secession of South Carolina in 1860, through the battles in the Gulf of Mexico, on the Mississippi River, and along the eastern seaboard, to the final attack at Fort Fisher on the coast of North Carolina in January 1865. This work provides an understanding of the maritime problems facing both sides at the beginning of the war, their efforts to overcome these problems, and their attempts, both triumphant and tragic, to control the waterways of the South. The Union blockade, Confederate privateers and commerce raiders are discussed, as is the famous battle between the Monitor and the Merrimack. An overview of the events in the early months preceding the outbreak of the war is presented. The chronological arrangement of the campaigns allows for ready reference regarding a single event or an entire series of campaigns. Maps and an index are also included.

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Autor: Paul Calore
ISBN-13 :: 9780786412174
ISBN: 0786412178
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.11.2001
Verlag: MCFARLAND & CO INC
Gewicht: 304g
Seiten: 240
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage New
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 224x151x12 mm
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