Naval Campaigns of the Civil War (Google eBook)

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McFarland, Nov 19, 2001 - History - 240 pages
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This analysis of naval engagements during the War Between the States presents the action from the efforts at Fort Sumter during the secession of South Carolina in 1860, through the battles in the Gulf of Mexico, on the Mississippi River, and along the eastern seaboard, to the final attack at Fort Fisher on the coast of North Carolina in January 1865. This work provides an understanding of the maritime problems facing both sides at the beginning of the war, their efforts to overcome these problems, and their attempts, both triumphant and tragic, to control the waterways of the South. The Union blockade, Confederate privateers and commerce raiders are discussed, as is the famous battle between the Monitor and the Merrimack. An overview of the events in the early months preceding the outbreak of the war is presented. The chronological arrangement of the campaigns allows for ready reference regarding a single event or an entire series of campaigns. Maps and an index are also included.

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Informative, yet very academic, aka "dry". I learned tons more than I ever have about the famous civil war naval battles, which is not really saying much since I came in knowing absolutely nothing ... Read full review


Prelude to War December 1860March 1861
The Opening Salvo MarchApril 1861
Virginia Secessionists Wrath Unleashed April 1861March 862
Presidential Posturing AprilMay 1861
The Union Navy AprilDecember 1861
Mallory Builds a Navy AprilDecember 1861
Naval Blockade and BlockadeRunners April 1861December 1862
The Mississippi Flotilla June 1861October 1862
The Gulf Squadrons May 1861June 1862
New Orleans to Vicksburg December 1861 December 1862
The Mississippi Squadron October 1862May 1864
Gunboats at Mobile Bay August 1863December 1864
Cradle of the Rebellion December 1861 February 1865
The Capture of Fort Fisher September 1864 January 1865

Confederate Privateers and CommerceRaiders April 1861November 1865
North Atlantic Naval Campaigns August 1861October 1864
South Atlantic Naval Campaigns October 1861December 1862
Clash of the Ironclads April 1861December 862

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Page 6 - The Constitution of the United States of America.' "We the People of the State of South Carolina, in convention assembled, do declare and ordain, and it is hereby declared and ordained "That the Ordinance adopted by us in Convention, on the twentythird day of May, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, whereby the Constitution of the United States of America...

About the author (2001)

Paul Calore was an operations branch chief with the Defense Logistics Agency of the Department of Defense before retiring. In addition to writing on the causes of the Civil War, he has written books about its naval and land campaigns. He is a supporting member of the Civil War Preservation Trust, and lives in Seekonk, Massachusetts.

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