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War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865 (Large Print) (Littlefield History of the Civil War Era)

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Although previously undervalued for their strategic impact because the represented only a small percentage of total forces, the Union and Confederate navies were crucial to the outcome of the Civil War. In War on the Waters, James M. McPherson has crafted an enlightening, at times harrowing, and ultimately thrilling account of the war's naval campaigns and their military leaders.

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 Confederate navy, dwarfed by its giant adversary, demonstrated daring and military innovation. Commerce raiders sank Union ships and drove the American merchant marine from the high seas. Southern ironclads sent several Union warships to the bottom, naval mines sank many more, and the Confederates deployed the world's first submarine to sink an enemy vessel. But in the end, it was the Union navy that won some of the war's most important strategic victories--as an essential partner to the army on the ground at Fort Donelson, Vicksburg, Port Hudson, Mobile Bay, and Fort Fisher, and all by itself at Port Royal, Fort Henry, New Orleans, and Memphis.

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James M. McPherson taught U.S. history at Princeton University for forty-two years and is author of more than a dozen books on the era of the Civil War. His books have won a Pulitzer Prize and two Lincoln Prizes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807838150
Author:
Mcpherson, James M.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
McPherson, James M.
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
civil war naval campaigns
Subject:
Confederate navy
Subject:
Union navy
Subject:
Civil War navies
Subject:
Gideon Welles
Subject:
Gustavus Fox
Subject:
Stephen R. Mallory
Subject:
David G. Farragut
Subject:
Franklin Buchanan
Subject:
Samuel Francis Du Pont
Subject:
USS Monitor
Subject:
CSS Virginia (Merrimack)
Subject:
CSS Alabama
Subject:
naval blockades
Subject:
blockade runners
Subject:
New Orleans (La.)
Subject:
Mobile Bay
Subject:
Fort Fisher
Subject:
Fort Henry
Subject:
Fort Donelson
Subject:
Port Royal.
Subject:
Charleston in the Civil War
Subject:
David D. Porter
Subject:
Fort Sumter
Subject:
Mississippi River during the Civil War
Subject:
Tennessee River during the Civil War
Subject:
Cumberland River during the Civil War
Subject:
Confederate naval mines
Subject:
Civil War torpedoes
Subject:
Civil War Memphis
Subject:
James M. McPherson
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
Tennessee Rive
Subject:
r during the Civil War
Subject:
Mississippi
Subject:
River during the Civil War
Subject:
Cumberland Ri
Subject:
ver during the Civil War
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304

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History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » General
History and Social Science » Military » Naval History
History and Social Science » Military » US Military » General
History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to Civil War

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