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Ironclad Down: The CSS Virginia from Design to Destruction
Ironclad Down: The CSS Virginia from Design to Destruction
by Carl D Park
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Park, a master model builder, offers a definitive account of the famous Civil War ship that includes the most detailed structural information available and corrects long-standing inaccuracies about its design and construction. Divided into three parts,... (read more)

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The Secret Service of the Confederate States in Europe, Or, How the Confederate Cruisers Were Equipped (Modern Library War)
The Secret Service of the Confederate States in Europe, Or, How the Confederate Cruisers Were Equipped (Modern Library War)
by James D Bulloch
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At the outbreak of the Civil War, Jefferson Davis sent merchant marine James D. Bulloch to Europe to clandestinely acquire arms and ships for the Confederate navy. His first stop was Britain, a country hedging its bets on who would win the War Between... (read more)

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Clad in Iron: The American Civil War and the Challenge of British Naval Power
Clad in Iron: The American Civil War and the Challenge of British Naval Power
by Howard J Fuller
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The relatively unknown 'Cold War' of the American Civil War was a nevertheless crucial aspect of the survival, or not, of the United States in the mid 19th-century. Foreign intervention--explicitly in the form of British naval power--represented a far... (read more)

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Combined Operations in the Civil War
Combined Operations in the Civil War
by Rowena Reed
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In his introduction John D. Milligan considers Reed's provocative thesis that General George B. McClellan's concept of a grand strategy would have ended the bloodshed sooner.... (read more)

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The Last Shot
The Last Shot
by Lynn Schooler
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Naval history of the very first order offers a riveting account of the last confederate military force to lay down its arms.... (read more)

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The H.L. Hunley: The Remarkable History and Recovery of a Civil War Treasure
The H.L. Hunley: The Remarkable History and Recovery of a Civil War Treasure
by Brian Hicks
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The history of the Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley is as astonishing as its disappearance. On February 17, 1864, after a legendary encounter with a Union battleship, the iron “fish boat” vanished without a trace somewhere off the coast of... (read more)

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Gunsmoke Over the Atlantic: First Naval Actions of the Civil War
Gunsmoke Over the Atlantic: First Naval Actions of the Civil War
by Jack Coombe
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The naval history of the Civil War began in 1861 with President Lincoln's proclamation of a blockade across southern ports and waterways. "Gunsmoke Over the Atlantic" brings together the whole story in thrilling detail--including invaluable new... (read more)

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The Rebel Raiders: The Astonishing History of the Confederacy's Secret Navy
The Rebel Raiders: The Astonishing History of the Confederacy's Secret Navy
by James Tertius Dekay
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During its clandestine construction in Liverpool, it was known as Number 290. When it was finally unleashed as the CSS Alabama, the Confederate gunship triggered the last great military campaign of the Civil War; a maritime adventure unparalleled in our... (read more)

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Sea of Gray: The Around-The-World Odyssey of the Confederate Raider Shenandoah
Sea of Gray: The Around-The-World Odyssey of the Confederate Raider Shenandoah
by Tom Chaffin
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The sleek, 222-foot, black auxiliary steamer Sea King left London on October 8, 1864, ostensibly bound for Bombay.  The subterfuge was ended off the shores of Madeira, where the ship was outfitted for war. The newly christened CSS Shenandoah then... (read more)

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At the Edge of Honor
At the Edge of Honor
by Robert N Macomber
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It’s June, 1888, and Cmdr. Peter Wake, U.S. naval intelligence agent, is in Florida culminating an espionage mission to learn Spain’s naval readiness in Cuba. A woman from his past shows up, begging him to find her missing son, and Wake sets... (read more)

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The Rebel Raiders: The Astonishing History of the Confederacy's Secret Navy
The Rebel Raiders: The Astonishing History of the Confederacy's Secret Navy
by James T Dekay
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During its clandestine construction in Liverpool, it was known as “Number 290.” When it was finally unleashed as the CSS Alabama, the Confederate gunship triggered the last great military campaign of the Civil War; a maritime adventure... (read more)

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The H. L. Hunley: The Secret Hope of the Confederacy
The H. L. Hunley: The Secret Hope of the Confederacy
by Tom Chaffin
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On the evening of February 17, 1864, the Confederacy's H. L. Hunley sank the Union's formidable sloop of war the USS Housatonic and became the first submarine in world history to sink an enemy ship. But after accomplishing such a feat, the Hunley and her... (read more)

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Lincoln's Admiral: The Civil War Campaigns of David Farragul
Lincoln's Admiral: The Civil War Campaigns of David Farragul
by James P Duffy
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This book tells of the Civil War campaigns of David Farragut. Thoroughly researched and compellingly written, this book examines Farragut's command of the most daring and important assignment of the Civil War: the mission to recapture the vital Southern... (read more)

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Last Flag Down: The Epic Journey of the Last Confederate Warship
Last Flag Down: The Epic Journey of the Last Confederate Warship
by John Baldwin
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As the Confederacy felt itself slipping beneath the Union juggernaut in late 1864, the South launched a desperate counteroffensive to shatter the U.S. economy and force a standoff. Its secret weapon? A state-of-the-art raiding ship whose mission was to... (read more)

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Rebel Reefers: The Organization and Midshipmen of the Confederate States Naval Academy
Rebel Reefers: The Organization and Midshipmen of the Confederate States Naval Academy
by James Lee Conrad
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The Confederacy's only national naval academy was anchored in Virginia's James River aboard the CSS Patrick Henry. While their Union counterparts at the U.S. Naval Academy studied at a safe distance from the war, the midshipmen of the Confederate States... (read more)

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By Sea and by River: The Naval History of the Civil War (Da Capo Paperback)
By Sea and by River: The Naval History of the Civil War (Da Capo Paperback)
by Bern Anderson
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Less bloody and less known than the land campaigns of the Civil War, the naval battles—and especially the naval blockade of the South—were crucial factors in the outcome of the war. The spectacular battle between the Monitor and the Merrimack... (read more)

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Lincoln and His Admirals
Lincoln and His Admirals
by Craig L Symonds
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Abraham Lincoln began his presidency admitting that he knew "but little of ships," but he quickly came to preside over the largest national armada to that time, not eclipsed until World War I. Written by naval historian Craig L. Symonds, Lincoln and His... (read more)

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Sea Wolf of the Confederacy: The Daring Civil War Raids of Naval Lt. Charles W. Read
Sea Wolf of the Confederacy: The Daring Civil War Raids of Naval Lt. Charles W. Read
by David W Shaw
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In June 1863, just days before the epic clash at Gettysburg ended the last rebel land invasion of the North, a small party of the Confederate Navy mounted a devastating series of raids on the New England coast, culminating in a battle off Portland... (read more)

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USS Monitor: A Historic Ship Completes Its Final Voyage (Ed Rachal Foundation Nautical Archaeology)
USS Monitor: A Historic Ship Completes Its Final Voyage (Ed Rachal Foundation Nautical Archaeology)
by John D. Broadwater
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Lavish illustrations (photographs, site drawings, and artifact sketches) complement this informative and highly readable account. Naval warfare buffs, amateurs and professionals involved in maritime archaeology, and Civil War aficionados will be... (read more)

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Blockaders, Refugees, and Contrabands: Civil War on Florida's Gulf Coast, 1861-1865
Blockaders, Refugees, and Contrabands: Civil War on Florida's Gulf Coast, 1861-1865
by George E Buker
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Chronicles the role of the East Gulf Blockading Squadron as an important Federal contingent in Florida.  "[Buker] argues that the presence of Union sailors and their extensive contacts ashore did serious damage to home-front morale and retarded... (read more)

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