Year On A Monitor And The Destruction Of Fort Sumter

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In 1862, at age 16, Hunter enlisted in the Union Navy. He served for a year on the Nahant , a monitor-class ship performing blockade duty. Hunter kept a diary and 60 years after the Civil War wrote this narrative. His is one of the few accounts of wartime monitor service by an enlisted man (actually a cabin boy), but Hunter was an unusually sharp observer. He describes the high points of his year as well as other events and daily life aboard ship. Symonds has provided an excellent introduction and careful editing. Recommended for libraries with strong holdings in naval history. Joseph G. Dawson III, Texas A&M Univ., College Station
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872497610
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 12/12/1991
  • Series: Studies in Maritime History
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 898,133
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

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