Divided Waters: The Naval History of the Civil War

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HarperCollins, 1995 - History - 473 pages
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Divided Waters is a compelling and dramatic exploration of the American Civil War's sweeping naval panorama, and its profound impact on the outcome of America's bloodiest conflict. Divided Waters is military history at its most dramatic and readable; Musicant draws on primary sources, including the personal diaries, letters, and journals of the combatants, to bring to life the capture of Fort Hatteras - the first Union victory of the war; the 1861 assault on Port Royal, South Carolina, America's largest amphibious operation until World War II; the dramatic high-seas showdown of the USS Kearsarge and CSS Alabama; the daring mission of the world's first true submarine, the CSS Hunley; and the first historic duel between ironclad warships, the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia.

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An admirable and engrossing account of the largely overlooked contribution naval might made to the Union's victory in the Civil War, from a historian who has a genuine flair for recreating the ... Read full review

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Any number of books on the Civil War cover the major land campaigns in one volume, and many more detail certain aspects of naval actions of the war. Few, however, contain the entire nautical history ... Read full review


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