The Civil War Naval Encyclopedia, Volume 1

Front Cover
Spencer Tucker, Paul G. Pierpaoli, William E. White
ABC-CLIO, 2011 - History - 863 pages
1 Review

The brilliance of both sides' secretaries of the navy, Stephen Mallory and Gideon Welles. The Dahlgren guns of the Union forces and the Confederate Navy's Brooke guns that were essential in battles involving ironclad ships. The significant contributions of African Americans in the ship crews of the U.S. Navy during the Civic War. These are examples of the fascinating details contained in The Civil War Naval Encyclopedia that provide readers with a complete understanding of the naval aspects of the American Civil War.

The entries in this sweeping text provide comprehensive treatment of overall strategies on each side, the role of diplomacy, leading naval officers and other personalities, battles and important engagements, ship types, well-known individual warships, naval ordnance and weapons systems, and new developments such as mines and submarines. Topics such as shipboard life, major waterways, prominent seaports, and the role of logistics in determining the outcome of the war are also covered.


What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

What is up with your math!?!? I'm in the 8th grade when I saw this I flipped because this is easy math. I didn't need a calculator to put it all together and I'm terrible at math. I think you need to go back and look through the events of Charles Henry Davis' navy years. 18 years on sea, 14 years on shore, and 4 years of awaiting orders only adds up to 36 years in service, not 37. 

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2011)

Spencer C. Tucker, PhD, is senior fellow in military history for ABC-CLIO and the author or editor of more than 40 books and encyclopedias, many of which have been recognized by awards.

Bibliographic information