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  • Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navyby Gary D. Joiner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 28.99

    Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy: The Mississippi Squadron describes the Civil War as fought on the rivers of the West. The ironclads and gunboats protected army forces and convoyed much needed supplies to far-flung Federal forces. They patrolled thousands of miles of rivers and fought battles that were every bit as harrowing as land engagements.... more...

  • A Short History of the Civil War at Seaby Spencer C. Tucker

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 32.99

    While fighting on land continues to hold center stage, recently much more attention has been focused on the Civil War at sea. And for good reason. Naval operations decided the outcome of the war as the North exploited its significant naval and maritime advantage to turn the war on land in its favor. In A Short History of the Civil War at Sea , Spencer... more...

  • The Atlantic Coastby Harry Thurston; Wayne Barrett

    Greystone Books 2011; US$ 31.95

    The North Atlantic coast of North Americacommonly known as the Atlantic Coastextends from Newfoundland and Labrador through the Maritime Provinces and the Northeastern United States south to Cape Hatteras. This North Atlantic region belongs to the sea. The maritime influence on climate, flora, and fauna is dominant even far inland. Both on land and... more...

  • Blockade Runners of the Confederacyby Hamilton Cochran; Robert M. Browning Jr.

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Within four weeks of the fall of Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln had declared a blockade of over four thousand miles of Confederate coastline, from Cape Henry in Virginia to the Mexican border. In response, professional runners, lured by both profits and patriotism, built faster, sleeker, low-profile ships and piloted them through the ever-thickening... more...

  • Blockaders, Refugees, and Contrabandsby George E. Buker

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    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 Florida's value as a component of the rebel war machine. Since the state's long coastlines made it... more...

  • The Civil War Naval Encyclopedia [2 volumes]by Spencer Tucker

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 198.00

    The brilliance of both sides' secretaries of the navy, Stephen Mallory and Gideon Welles. The Dahlgren guns of the Union forces and the Confederate Navy's Brooke guns that were essential in battles involving ironclad ships. The significant contributions of African Americans in the ship crews of the U.S. Navy during the Civic War. These are examples... more...

  • Clad in Ironby Howard J. Fuller

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 50.00

    This work will offer readers a unique 'international' look at the naval history of the Civil War and features extensive use of archival research conducted on both sides of the Atlantic, American and British. more...

  • Last Flag Downby John Baldwin; Ron Powers

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 14.95

    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 prowl the world?s oceans and sink the U.S. merchant fleet. The raider?s name was Shenandoah, and... more...

  • Lincoln's Tridentby Robert M. Browning Jr.

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 69.95

    In Lincoln?s Trident , Coast Guard historian Robert M. Browning Jr. continues his magisterial series about the Union?s naval blockade of the Confederacy during the American Civil War. Established by the Navy Department in 1862, the West Gulf Blockading Squadron operated from St. Andrews Bay (Panama City), Florida to the Rio Grande River. As with... more...

  • Sea of Grayby Tom Chaffin

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 16.99

    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 commenced the last, most quixotic sea story of the Civil War: the 58,000-mile, around-the-world cruise... more...