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War on the waters : the Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865

Author: James M McPherson
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2012.
Series: Littlefield history of the Civil War era.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although previously undervalued for their strategic impact because they represented only a small percentage of total forces, the Union and Confederate navies were crucial to the outcome of the Civil War. McPherson recounts how the Union navy's blockade of the Confederate coast, leaky as a sieve in the war's early months, became increasingly effective as it choked off vital imports and exports. Meanwhile, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James M McPherson
ISBN: 9780807835883 0807835889 9781469622842 146962284X
OCLC Number: 778990997
Description: 277 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Mobilizing for war --
Establishing the blockade --
We've got New Orleans --
The river war in 1861-1862 --
The Confederacy strikes back --
Nothing but disaster --
A most signal defeat --
Unvexed to the sea --
Ironclads, torpedoes, and salt, 1863-1864 --
From the Red River to Cherbourg --
Damn the torpedoes.
Series Title: Littlefield history of the Civil War era.
Responsibility: James M. McPherson.
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