Union Combined Operations in the Civil War

Union Combined Operations in the Civil War

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by Craig L. Symonds
     
 

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Despite a wealth of books on the campaigns of the American Civil War, the subject of combined or joint operations has been largely neglected. This revealing book offers ten case studies of combined Army-Navy operations by Union forces. Presented in chronological order, each essay illuminates an aspect of combined operations during a time of changing technology and

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Despite a wealth of books on the campaigns of the American Civil War, the subject of combined or joint operations has been largely neglected. This revealing book offers ten case studies of combined Army-Navy operations by Union forces. Presented in chronological order, each essay illuminates an aspect of combined operations during a time of changing technology and doctrine.The essays cover the war along the rebel coast,including the operations in the North Carolina Sounds in 1861, the Union thrusts up the York and James rivers during the Peninsular Campaign in 1862 and 1864, and the various Union efforts to seize rebel seaports from the Texas coast to Charleston and Wilmington in 1863-65. Concluding the volume are two essays that evaluate the impact of Union combined operations onsubsequent doctrine in both the United States and England.

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. . . the authors have treated this frequently overlooked topic in a stimulating manner. This book is a starting place for further discussion on this important subject.

Scholarly thinking on different aspects of a topic of little-considered but lasting interest, this seacoast-oriented work has great virtue . . . Recommended.-M. J. Smith Jr.

Prize-winning historian Craig Symonds has assembled a compelling collection of essays that clearly illustrate the importance of combined operation during the Civil War. Focusing on Union operations along the rebel coast that helped determine the outcome of the war, the authors reveal that success depended not only on technology, arms, and operational plans, but also on the personalities and the people involved.-Gene Allen Smith

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823232871
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
09/03/2012
Series:
North's Civil War (FUP) Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Craig L. Symonds is Professor Emeritus at the U.S. Naval Academy and the author of ten previous books, including Lincoln and His Admirals, which won the 2009 Lincoln Prize.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This small book was a joy to read. Each essay is a quick, engaging read. Having read previous books on naval and combined operations I had a base to go off of when reading. However, it is not completely necessary to have a background on those subjects. I especially enjoyed Howard Fullers essay explaining the British view of the Union combined operations.