The Last Stronghold (Civil War Campaigns and Commanders Series): The Campaign for Fort Fisher

The Last Stronghold (Civil War Campaigns and Commanders Series): The Campaign for Fort Fisher

by Richard McCaslin, Grady McWhiney
     
 

The busy port of Wilmington, North Carolina, was a key city linking the Confederacy to the goods and the weapons merchants of Europe and the world. By late 1864, the port city had become an important target for Federal military leaders. To keep the city from falling, the Confederacy relied on a strong system of fortifications, the most formidable of which was Fort

Overview


The busy port of Wilmington, North Carolina, was a key city linking the Confederacy to the goods and the weapons merchants of Europe and the world. By late 1864, the port city had become an important target for Federal military leaders. To keep the city from falling, the Confederacy relied on a strong system of fortifications, the most formidable of which was Fort Fisher.

The Federal Army in late 1864 and early 1865 made the fort the target of the largest amphibious operation prior to World War II. The successful reduction of the post sounded the knell for the brief life of the Confederacy and brought to a close one of the most interesting eras in Wilmington history.

Editorial Reviews

Military History of the West
"skillfully crafted study . . . engagingly written . . . recommended for general and academic readers and would be excellent supplementary reading for American Civil War, regional, or general military history courses."
The Civil War Courier
McCaslin's book is solid operational military history that will interest buffs well beyond the Tarheel State.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781893114319
Publisher:
State House/McWhiney Foundation Press
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
Civil War Campaigns and Commanders Series , #22
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

What People are saying about this

North & South Magazine
". . . a useful introduction to the battle."
International Journal of Maritime History
"This is fast-paced, action-filled narrative history at its best....well written,...an excellent job."

Meet the Author


RICHARD B. MCCASLIN is an associate professor of history at the University of North Texas. He is the author or editor of nine books, including Tainted Breeze (winner of the Tullis Award) and Lee in the Shadow of Washington (winner of the Slatten Award and the Laney Prize, and a nominee for the Pulitzer in Biography), and several volumes in the award-winning Portraits of Conflict series. A Fellow of the Texas State Historical Association, he is also a contributor to many other publications such as the New Handbook of Texas and a two-volume history of the Texas Senate. He can be reached for interview at mccaslin@unt.edu.

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