Mississippi River Gunboats of the American Civil War 1861-65

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    At the start of the American Civil War, neither side had warships on the Mississippi River and in the first few months both sides scrambled to gather a flotilla, converting existing riverboats for naval use. These ships were transformed into powerful naval weapons despite a lack of resources, trained manpower and suitable vessels. The creation of a river fleet was a miracle of ingenuity, improvisation and logistics, particularly for the South. This book describes their design, development and operation throughout the American Civil War.

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    Format(s): Ebook - ISBN: 9781472800619
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    Listed in: Maritime history, American Civil War
    Publisher: Osprey Publishing

    Books by Angus Konstam

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