Strangling the Confederacy: Coastal Operations in the American Civil War (Google eBook)
While the Civil War is mainly remembered for its epic battles between the Northern and Southern armies, the Union was simultaneously waging another campaign-dubbed 'Anaconda' -that was gradually depriving the South of industry and commerce, thus rendering the exploits of its field armies moot.
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Review: Strangling the Confederacy: Coastal Operations in the American Civil WarUser Review - Alex Crowther - Goodreads
This is a very good book that details events in a little-known campaign to enforce Linconln's blockade. It is very interesting for military historians, especially those who follow the US Civil War ... Read full review
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