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Naval history

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Civil War Biographies from the Western Watersby Myron J. Smith Jr.

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 75.00

    From 1861 to 1865, the Civil War raged along the great rivers of the Ohio and Mississippi valleys. While various Civil War biographies exist, none have been devoted exclusively to participants in the Western river war as waged down the Mississippi to the mouth of the Red River, and up the Ohio, the Tennessee and the Cumberland. Based on the Official... more...

  • The Voyage of the CSS Shenandoahby William C. Whittle; D. Alan Harris; Anne B. Harris

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The only Confederate ship to circumnavigate the globe. The Confederate cruiser Shenandoah was the last of a group of commerce raiders deployed to prey on Union merchant ships. Ordered to the Pacific Ocean to "greatly damage and disperse" the Yankee whaling fleet in those waters, the Shenandoah's successful pursuit of her quarry compared favorably... more...

  • The Best Station of Them Allby Maurice Melton

    University of Alabama Press 2012; US$ 69.95

    The Best Station of Them All is the story of the Confederate navy?s Savannah Squadron, its relationship with the people of Savannah, Georgia, and its role in the city?s economy. In this well-written and extensively researched narrative, Maurice Melton charts the history of the unit, the sailors (both white and black), the officers, their families,... more...

  • USS Monitorby John D. Broadwater

    Texas A&M University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    A hundred and fifty years ago, naval warfare entered a new phase with the introduction of ironclad vessels. On March 9, 1862, the USS Monitor , prototype of this new class of warships, fought the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia at Hampton Roads, Virginia, after the Virginia had ravaged the Union fleet blockading the James River, sinking larger,... more...

  • Rebels on the Great Lakesby John Bell

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 27.99

    Since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, a myth has persisted that the hijackers entered the United States from Canada. Nevertheless, there was a time the U.S. Civil War when assaults on America were launched from Canada, but the aggressors were mostly fellow Americans engaged in a secessionist struggle. more...

  • The Atlantic Coastby Harry Thurston; Wayne Barrett

    Greystone Books 2011; US$ 31.99

    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...

  • The CSS Arkansasby Myron J. Smith

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    While the Monitor and Merrimack are the most famous of the Civil War ironclads, the Confederacy had another ship in its flotilla that carried high hopes and a metal hull. The makeshift CSS Arkansas, completed by Lt. Isaac Newton Brown and manned by a mixed crew of volunteers, gave the South a surge of confidence when it launched in 1862. For 28 days... more...