Ironclads and Big Guns of the Confederacy: The Journal and Letters of John M. Brooke

Ironclads and Big Guns of the Confederacy: The Journal and Letters of John M. Brooke

by George M. Brooke Jr., George M. Brooke, John M. Brooke
     
 

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John M. Brooke (1826-1906) served as the Confederate commander of ordnance and hydrography in Richmond, Virginia during the Civil War and was the man responsible for raising the and outfitting it with armor plates as the . In this collection of diaries and letters, edited by Brooke's grandson George (history, Virginia Military Institute), the reader can follow Brooke's experiments and thoughts in developing both armored ships and munitions for the Confederate Navy from April 1861 to the end of the Civil War in 1865. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781570034183
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Series:
Studies in Maritime History Series
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
722,146
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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