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Naval history

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Bluejackets and Contrabandsby Barbara Brooks Tomblin

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 39.95

    One of the lesser known stories of the Civil War is the role played by escaped slaves in the Union blockade along the Atlantic coast. From the beginning of the war, many African American refugees sought avenues of escape to the North. Due to their sheer numbers, those who reached Union forces presented a problem for the military. The problem was partially... more...

  • British Ships in the Confederate Navyby Joseph McKenna

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    During the American Civil War, British-crewed warships harassed Union merchantmen, sinking a total value of over $15,000,000 in ships and cargo. Considered pirates by the federal government, these ships and crew were at the center of a largely unknown but fascinating struggle between Commander James Dunwoody of the Confederate Navy, U.S. Ambassador... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Disaster on the Mississippiby Gene Salecker

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Gene Eric Salecker is a retired university police officer and middle school social studies teacher, currently working as an author, substitute teacher, and consultant for the Sultana Disaster Museum in Marion, Arkansas. He is married and lives in the Chicago area with his wife and pets. more...