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The Confederate Navy: A Pictorial History

The Confederate Navy: A Pictorial History

  • Title: The Confederate Navy: A Pictorial History
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  • ISBN : 9780306804885
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 256 pages


This profusely illustrated volume describes one of the most amazing fleets in history the hastily improvised Navy of the South At the beginning of the Civil War, the Confederate navy was a modest collection of nearly anything that would float mostly small, unmilitary vessels and a few captured Union ships there was not one real warship in the fleet The North had men of This profusely illustrated volume describes one of the most amazing fleets in history the hastily improvised Navy of the South At the beginning of the Civil War, the Confederate navy was a modest collection of nearly anything that would float mostly small, unmilitary vessels and a few captured Union ships there was not one real warship in the fleet The North had men of war and a large fleet of merchant ships that could be armed quickly As a result, the North was soon able to blockade the southern coast and capture port after port But the South fought back ingeniously, sending agents to England and France to have the finest warships built, innovating such modern weapons as the torpedo, the submarine, and the ard warship all of which changed the nature of naval warfare The Confederate Navy deals with the early ironclads with the Trent case, which nearly brought England into the war with the fighting on the Mississippi and James rivers and with the flamboyant blockade runners who could make 80,000 in profits on a single voyage It tells about the great ships the Alabama, the Florida , and the Shenandoah and the great seamen Semmes, Maffit, and Bulloch, among others Crammed with facts, anecdotes, and exciting incidents, The Confederate Navy clarifies the complicated and often heroic naval operations of the Civil War


Author Philip Van Doren Stern

Philip Van Doren Stern was an American author, editor, and Civil War historian whose story The Greatest Gift, published in 1943, inspired the classic Christmas film It s a Wonderful Life 1946.Philip Van Doren Stern was born in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania into a family of humble means His Pennsylvania born father was a traveling merchant of Bavarian descent, who came to Wyalusing from West Virgini




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  • This pictorial history covers virtually every vessel in, and every engagement fought by the Confederate Navy It is a little bit of a struggle to wade through, but is full of charts, maps, and side bar entrees on various topics. [..]

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