Union River Ironclad 1861-65

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Osprey Publishing, 2002 - History - 48 pages
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At the start of the American Civil War, neither side had warships on the Mississippi River, which was a vital strategic artery. In what would prove the vital naval campaign of the war, both sides fought for control of the river. While the Confederates relied on field fortifications and small gunboats, the Union built a series of revolutionary river ironclads. First commissioned in January 1862, these ironclads spent the next two years battling for control of the Mississippi, fighting in a string of decisive engagements that altered the entire course of the war. This book explains how these vessels worked, how they were constructed, how they were manned and how they were fought.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
ANGUS KONSTAM is an the second generation of Eads ironclads
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of the American Civil War the Yazoo River and Vicksburg JulyAugust 1862
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TONY BRYAN Is a freelance
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INDEX
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About the author (2002)

Angus Konstam is an experienced Osprey author with over 20 books in print. Formerly the Curator of Weapons in the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London, he also served as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. His maritime titles for Osprey include New Vanguard 45: Union Monitor 186165 and New Vanguard 49: Mississippi River Gunboats of the American Civil War 186165. Angus lives in London, where he combines a freelance museum consultancy business with a career as a historian and writer.

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