Strangling the Confederacy: Coastal Operations in the American Civil War

Strangling the Confederacy: Coastal Operations in the American Civil War

by Kevin Dougherty


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612000923
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
Publication date: 04/20/2012
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Kevin Dougherty is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel. Formerly a faculty member in the History Department at the University of Southern Mississippi, he is currently a Tactical Officer at Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.

Table of Contents

The Key Federals
The Key Confederates
The Blockade and the Navy Board

The Atlantic Campaign
Hatteras Inlet: The Pattern is Formed
Port Royal Sound: The Triumph of the Plan
Fernandina and Jacksonville: The Army is Overextended
Fort Pulaski: Rifled Artillery’s First Breach of Masonry

The Burnside Expedition
Roanoke Island: Amphibious Proving Ground
New Bern: Expanded Logistical Impact of the Coastal War
Fort Macon: Final Victory of the Burnside Expedition

The Peninsula Campaign
The Peninsula Campaign: A Failure in Cooperation

The Gulf Campaign
Ship Island: Setting the Stage
New Orleans: The Price of Unpreparedness
Pensacola: The Confederacy is Stretched Too Thin
Galveston: A Federal Setback

Tougher Challenges
Charleston: Too Strong from the Sea
Mobile Bay: Damn the Torpedoes
Fort Fisher: The Final Chapter

The Coastal War and the Elements of Operational Design


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James Durney

"…a very well written overview of the major coastal campaigns conducted during the war. The author has excellent knowledge of the subject coupled with an in depth knowledge of the subject military history and procedures. In addition, he can communicate this is an understandable and readable manner." --(James Durney, 02/011 )


…recommended to all American Civil War students, as it covers an area of the naval war usually buried in complete histories of naval operations and seldom addressed in a stand alone volume on the subject….I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the history of the Civil War blockade.

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