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Naval history

  • Commanding Lincoln's Navyby Stephen R. Taaffe

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 37.95

    The Union Navy played a vital role in winning the Civil War by blockading Confederate ports, cooperating with the Union Army in amphibious assaults, and controlling the Mississippi River and its tributaries. President Lincoln understood, however, that the Navy was not as important, militarily and politically, to the war effort as the Army, so he delegated... more...

  • Blue & Gray Naviesby Spencer C. Tucker

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    A longtime military history professor at Virginia Military Institute and prolific author, Spencer Tucker examines the important roles played by the Union and Confederate navies during the Civil War. His book makes use of recent scholarship as well as official records and the memoirs of participants to provide a complete perspective for the general... 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,... more...

  • War on the Watersby James M. McPherson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865 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...

  • The Sinking of the USS Cairoby John C. Wideman

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 25.00

    In 1862, in one of the South's most amazing secret operations, a Confederate team, using newly invented explosive mines, blew up the USS Cairo, one of the Union's most feared ironclad gunboats. It sank within minutes. The USS Cairo is the only remaining vessel from the Union navy's river fleet. For 102 years, the ironclad rested deep in... more...

  • Rebels on the Great Lakesby John Bell

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 14.99

    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$ 31.95

    The North Atlantic coast of North America—commonly known as the Atlantic Coast—extends 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... 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...

  • The Civil War Naval Encyclopediaby Spencer C. Tucker

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 180.00

    Long overlooked in favor of land engagements, this is the first encyclopedia to analyze the naval aspects of the American Civil War. more...