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Ellet's Brigade : the strangest outfit of all

Author: Chester G Hearn
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Soon after the start of the Civil War, during the naval buildup on the central Mississippi River, celebrated engineer Charles Ellet, Jr., formed the Ram Fleet under U.S. secretary of war Edwin M. Stanton. Perhaps the most bizarre unit organized by the Union, the rams were shunned by both the army and the navy as useless instruments of war. However, on June 6, 1862, they proved their worth by defeating the
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Charles Ellet; Edwin M Stanton; Charles Ellet; Edwin M Stanton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chester G Hearn
ISBN: 0807125598 9780807125595
OCLC Number: 42866113
Description: xv, 289 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Mr. Stanton's Navy --
The rams at Memphis --
Campaigning with Davis --
Admiral Porter takes command --
Charlie Ellet and the Admiral --
The capture of Queen of the West --
The escape of Era No. 5 --
Expeditions above Vicksburg --
"Rash, ambitious, even insubordinate ..." --
The Mississippi marine brigade --
Campaigning with General Ellet --
Operations at Vicksburg --
Grant takes command --
Chasing Wirt Adams --
The quest for cotton --
Greetings from Colonel Greene's brigade --
The last campaigns of the horse marines --
Dissolution.
Responsibility: Chester G. Hearn.

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"Soon after the start of the Civil War, during the naval buildup on the central Mississippi River, celebrated engineer Charles Ellet, Jr., formed the Ram Fleet under U.S. secretary of war Edwin M. Stanton. Perhaps the most bizarre unit organized by the Union, the rams were shunned by both the army and the navy as useless instruments of war. However, on June 6, 1862, they proved their worth by defeating the Confederate ironclads at Memphis while the U.S. Navy simply watched. In this lively study, the first on the rams since 1905, Chester G. Hearn details the formation and wartime exploits of Ellet's fleet, reviving the history of this fascinating but forgotten brigade."

"The army lost or destroyed many of the brigade's records upon its dissolution, but through painstaking research Hearn has constructed its colorful history, Filling a void in the annals of operations along the Mississippi, Tennessee, and Red Rivers, Ellet's Brigade will be welcomed by scholars and buffs alike as a rare glimpse into one of the few remaining unexplored facets of the Civil War."--Jacket.

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