Naval Campaigns of the Civil War / Edition 1

Naval Campaigns of the Civil War / Edition 1

by Paul Calore
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786412178

ISBN-13: 9780786412174

Pub. Date: 11/19/2001

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

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.

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786412174
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
11/19/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of maps
Preface1
1Prelude to War: December 1860-March 18615
2The Opening Salvo: March-April 186119
3Virginia Secessionists - Wrath Unleashed: April 1861-March 186231
4Presidential Posturing: April-May 186138
5The Union Navy: April-December 186143
6Mallory Builds a Navy: April-December 186152
7Naval Blockade and Blockade-Runners: April 1861-December 186262
8Confederate Privateers and Commerce-Raiders: April 1861-November 186572
9North Atlantic Naval Campaigns: August 1861-October 186490
10South Atlantic Naval Campaigns: October 1861-December 1862103
11Clash of the Ironclads: April 1861-December 1862114
12The Mississippi Flotilla: June 1861-October 1862131
13The Gulf Squadrons: May 1861-June 1862147
14New Orleans to Vicksburg: December 1861-December 1862153
15The Mississippi Squadron: October 1862-May 1864166
16Gunboats at Mobile Bay: August 1863-December 1864184
17"Cradle of the Rebellion": December 1861-February 1865195
18The Capture of Fort Fisher: September 1864-January 1865208
Glossary217
Bibliography221
Index223

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