The Civil War Naval Encyclopedia [2 volumes]


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 of the fascinating details contained in The Civil War Naval Encyclopedia that provide readers with a complete understanding of the naval aspects of the American Civil War.

The entries in this sweeping text provide comprehensive treatment of overall strategies on each side, the role of diplomacy, leading naval officers and other personalities, battles and important engagements, ship types, well-known individual warships, naval ordnance and weapons systems, and new developments such as mines and submarines. Topics such as shipboard life, major waterways, prominent seaports, and the role of logistics in determining the outcome of the war are also covered.

  • ABC-CLIO; December 2010
  • ISBN 9781598843392
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: The Civil War Naval Encyclopedia [2 volumes]
  • Author: Spencer Tucker (ed.)
  • Imprint: ABC-CLIO

In The Press

"This set, the first encyclopedia to cover the sea service side of the conflict, is long overdue. . . . This widely inclusive work should prove invaluable for a wide audience ranging from advanced scholars to Civil War buffs requiring a quick reference. . . . Highly recommended." - Choice

About The Author

Spencer C. Tucker, PhD, is senior fellow in military history for ABC-CLIO and the author or editor of more than 40 books and encyclopedias, many of which have been recognized by awards.