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New Vanguard #49: Mississippi River Gunboats of the American Civil War

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At the start of the American Civil War, neither side had warships on the Mississippi River and in the first few months both sides scrambled to gather a flotilla, converting existing riverboats for naval use. These ships were transformed into powerful naval weapons despite a lack of resources, trained manpower and suitable vessels. The creation of a river fleet was a miracle of ingenuity, improvisation and logistics, particularly for the South. This title describes their design, development and operation throughout the American Civil War.

About the Author

Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands and is the author of over 15 books, many of which are published by Osprey. His other maritime titles include Elite 67: Pirates 1660-1730, Elite 69: Buccaneers 1620-1700 and Elite 70: Elizabethan Sea Dogs 1560-1605. Formerly the Curator of Weapons in the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London, he also served as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. He is now based in London, where he combines a freelance museum consultancy business with a career as a historian and writer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781841764139
Author:
Bryan, Tony
Author:
Bryan, Tony
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
naval;american civil war;military history
Subject:
naval;american civil war;military history;osprey
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
New Vanguard
Series Volume:
49
Publication Date:
20020325
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
9.72x7.26x.20 in. .39 lbs.

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