Capital Navy: The Men, Ships and Operations of the James River Squadron

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Savas Woodbury Publishers, 1996 - History - 344 pages
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The James River led to Richmond and the improvised Confederate flotilla played a role in many Civil War battles in the region. Under the command of the daring John Randolph Tucker, the sailors fought to the bitter end as infantrymen in the Appomattox campaign.

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User Review  - Shrike58 - LibraryThing

All in all a nifty little history of the men, ships, and institutions that constituted Confederate naval power in Richmond. The irony is that the Confederacy performed miracles in creating a real ... Read full review

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This is a must read for all Confederate Navy enthusiasts. It is a very focused history of the development of a fleet to protect Richmond from waterborne invasion. Coski details the design and building ... Read full review


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