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Le Roy Fitch : the Civil War career of a Union river gunboat commander

Author: Myron J Smith
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the first published biography of Lieutenant Commander Le Roy Fitch. Fitch saw action on the Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers; fought against Morgan, Wheeler and Forrest, as well as irregulars; commanded an ironclad during the Battle of Nashville; and was renowned for his abilities in counterinsurgency and convoy tactics"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Naval history
Biography
Named Person: Le Roy Fitch; Le Roy Fitch
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Myron J Smith
ISBN: 9780786429752 0786429755 9780786477371 0786477377
OCLC Number: 123029128
Description: vii, 424 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: A close-knit family and unheralded youth, 1835-1856 --
From sea to brown water, 1856-March 1862 --
New Madrid to Memphis, March-June 1862 --
Brothers and guerrillas, June-September 1862 --
Tinclads, logistics and rivers --
Guerrillas and the Nashville lifeline, August-December 1862 --
Fighting irregulars and guarding convoys, January-June 1863 --
Morgan, May-July 1863 --
Chattanooga, August-December 1863 --
Building a fleet, Fort Pillow, and a second summer on the Ohio, January-September 1864 --
Johnsonville, September-November 1864 --
Nashville, December 1864-January 1865 --
From brown water to blue and home, January 1865-April 14, 1875.
Responsibility: Myron J. Smith, Jr.
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