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Semmes: Rebel Raider (Brassey's Military Profiles)
Semmes: Rebel Raider (Brassey's Military Profiles)
by John M Taylor
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Chronicles the daring career of the South's greatest naval hero, the commander of the CSS... (read more)

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Duel Between the First Ironclads
Duel Between the First Ironclads
by William C Davis
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One was called a tin can on a shingle; the other, a half-submerged crocodile. Yet, on a March day in 1862 in Hampton Roads, Virginia, after a five-hour duel, the U.S.S. Monitor and the C.S.S. Virginia (formerly the U.S.S. Merrimack) were to change the... (read more)

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Union Jacks: Yankee Sailors in the Civil War (Civil War America)
Union Jacks: Yankee Sailors in the Civil War (Civil War America)
by Michael J Bennett
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Historians have given a great deal of attention to the lives and experiences of Civil War soldiers, but surprisingly little is known about navy sailors who participated in the conflict. Michael J. Bennett remedies the longstanding neglect of Civil War... (read more)

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Monitor: The Story of the Legendary Civil War Ironclad and the Man Whose Invention Changed the Course of History
Monitor: The Story of the Legendary Civil War Ironclad and the Man Whose Invention Changed the Course of History
by James Tertius Dekay
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On March 9, 1862, an epic battle was fought that not only affected the course of the Civil War, it forever changed the face of naval warfare. A unique conjunction of technology and events brought the Monitor and Merrimac together on that day in Hampton... (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 Confederacys H. L. Hunley sank the Unions 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... (read more)

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Reign of Iron: the Story of the First Battling Ironclads, the Monitor and the Merrimack (04 Edition)
Reign of Iron: the Story of the First Battling Ironclads, the Monitor and the Merrimack (04 Edition)
by James L. Nelson
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At the outbreak of the Civil War, North and South quickly saw the need to develop the latest technology in naval warfare, the ironclad ship. After a year-long scramble to finish first, in a race filled with intrigue and second guessing, blundering and... (read more)

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Thunder at Hampton Roads
Thunder at Hampton Roads
by A A Hoehling
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"On March 9, 1862, the ""battle of the century"" took place at Hampton Roads. The U.S.S. Monitor, the world's first all-iron fighting ship, repulsed the Confederate ironclad Merrimack."... (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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Lincoln and His Admirals (08 Edition)
Lincoln and His Admirals (08 Edition)
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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The Confederate Navy: A Pictorial History
The Confederate Navy: A Pictorial History
by P Van Doren Stern
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This profusely illustrated volume describes one of the most amazing fleets in history—the hastily improvised Navy of the South. At the beginning of the Civil War, the Confederate navy was a modest collection of nearly anything that would float... (read more)

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Thunder along the Mississippi: The River Battles That Split the Confederacy
Thunder along the Mississippi: The River Battles That Split the Confederacy
by Jack D Coombe
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Control of the Mississippi may have been the most crucial factor in the Civil War; this is a detailed account of the actions at Fort Donelson, Island No. 10, Vicksburg and numerous engagements between Union and Confederate ironclads.... (read more)

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The Conquest of Missouri (Frontier Classics)
The Conquest of Missouri (Frontier Classics)
by Joseph Mills Hanson
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 437-440) and index.... (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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Duel of the Ironclads: USS Monitor and CSS Virginia at Hampton Roads 1862
Duel of the Ironclads: USS Monitor and CSS Virginia at Hampton Roads 1862
by Angus Konstam
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Previously published in three separate volumes as Campaign 103: Hampton Roads 1862, New Vanguard 41: Confederate Ironclad 1861-65 and New Vanguard 45: Union Monitor 1861-65. When the ironclad USS Monitor steamed out to meet the CSS Virginia on 9 March... (read more)

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Raising the Hunley: The Remarkable History and Recovery of the Lost Confederate Submarine
Raising the Hunley: The Remarkable History and Recovery of the Lost Confederate Submarine
by Brian Hicks
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The history of the Confederate submarine "H.L. Dramatically told, filled with historical details and contemporary color, illustrated with breathtaking original photos, here is a tale as spellbinding as any in American history.... (read more)

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Confederate raider :Raphael Semmes of the Alabama
Confederate raider :Raphael Semmes of the Alabama
by John M Taylor
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The story of the Civil War as fought on the high seas by Semmes: enemy pirate to the North, courageous naval hero to the Confederacy and generally fascinating and contradictory figure. During a two-year cruise, Semmes's Alabama took nearly 100 federal... (read more)

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Union and Confederate Submarine Warfare in the Civil War
Union and Confederate Submarine Warfare in the Civil War
by Mark K Ragan
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The author, a consultant on the TV movie CSS Hunley, outlines the building programs, construction plans and underwater operations of both the Union and Confederacy.... (read more)

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Embattled Shrine: Jamestown in the Civil War
Embattled Shrine: Jamestown in the Civil War
by David F Riggs
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In the spring of 1861, Jamestown Island was the main Confederate defensive point along the James River which protected Richmond. Captain William Allen, the island's wealthy owner, was the first to occupy Jamestown with an artillery battery raised at his... (read more)

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Damn the torpedoes! :naval incidents of the Civil War
Damn the torpedoes! :naval incidents of the Civil War
by A A Hoehling
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The fascinating story of the epic battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac and other naval actions of the Civil War are told by a renowned military historian. A must-have for Civil War buffs, here is the definitive history of an often-ignored aspect... (read more)

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Confederate Commando and Fleet Surgeon: Doctor Daniel Burr Conrad
Confederate Commando and Fleet Surgeon: Doctor Daniel Burr Conrad
by John W Lynn
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Story of one of the Confederacy's truly heroic fighting naval surgeons.... (read more)

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