Mobile Bay and the Mobile Campaign: The Last Great Battles of the Civil War

Mobile Bay and the Mobile Campaign: The Last Great Battles of the Civil War

by Chester G. Hearn

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Mobile Bay and the Mobile Campaign: The Last Great Battles of the Civil War by Chester G. Hearn

In the Civil War, both sides understood that closing the South’s ports would halt the introduction of war matériel to the industrially weak region. Though the North captured New Orleans in 1862, they did not attack the Confederate navy in Mobile Bay or the city of Mobile, Alabama, until 1864.
The two-year delay allowed much needed supplies to enter the Confederacy and changed the face of the ensuing Mobile Campaign, as technological advances in ships submarines, mines and fortification made a striking difference in the fighting. This book examines the politics, preparations, leaders, and battles that made the Mobile Campaign a microcosm of the overall conduct of the Civil War.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786405749
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 07/01/1998
Edition description: ALT
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Chester G. Hearn is the author of numerous other books of history, and his articles have appeared in Blue & Gray, Civil War Times, and North & South. He lives in Erie, Pennsylvania.

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