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The Resource War on the waters : the Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865, James M. McPherson

War on the waters : the Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865, James M. McPherson

Label
War on the waters : the Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865
Title
War on the waters
Title remainder
the Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865
Statement of responsibility
James M. McPherson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although previously undervalued for their strategic impact because they represented only a small percentage of total forces, the Union and Confederate navies were crucial to the outcome of the Civil War. McPherson recounts how the Union navy's blockade of the Confederate coast, leaky as a sieve in the war's early months, became increasingly effective as it choked off vital imports and exports. Meanwhile, the Confederate navy, dwarfed by its giant adversary, demonstrated daring and military innovation. Commerce raiders sank Union ships and drove the American merchant marine from the high seas. Southern ironclads sent several Union warships to the bottom, naval mines sank many more, and the Confederates deployed the world's first submarine to sink an enemy vessel. But in the end, it was the Union navy that won some of the war's most important strategic victories -- as an essential partner to the army on the ground at Fort Donelson, Vicksburg, Port Hudson, Mobile Bay, and Fort Fisher, and all by itself at Port Royal, Fort Henry, New Orleans, and Memphis
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Cataloging source
DLC
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McPherson, James M
Dewey number
973.7/5
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E591
LC item number
.M44 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Littlefield history of the Civil War era
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Confederate States of America
  • United States
  • Confederate States of America
  • Confederate States of America
  • United States
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Military campaigns
  • Riverine operations
  • Military operations, Naval
  • United States
  • Marine
  • Sezessionskrieg
  • USA
  • USA
  • Sezessionskrieg
  • Marine
  • Förenta staterna
  • Amerikanska inbördeskriget 1861-1865
  • Sjökrig
  • Sydstaterna
Label
War on the waters : the Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865, James M. McPherson
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=42054
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mobilizing for war -- Establishing the blockade -- We've got New Orleans -- The river war in 1861-1862 -- The Confederacy strikes back -- Nothing but disaster -- A most signal defeat -- Unvexed to the sea -- Ironclads, torpedoes, and salt, 1863-1864 -- From the Red River to Cherbourg -- Damn the torpedoes
Control code
ocn778990997
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781469622842
Lccn
2012007160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021249315
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807835883
  • (OCoLC)778990997
Label
War on the waters : the Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865, James M. McPherson
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=42054
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mobilizing for war -- Establishing the blockade -- We've got New Orleans -- The river war in 1861-1862 -- The Confederacy strikes back -- Nothing but disaster -- A most signal defeat -- Unvexed to the sea -- Ironclads, torpedoes, and salt, 1863-1864 -- From the Red River to Cherbourg -- Damn the torpedoes
Control code
ocn778990997
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781469622842
Lccn
2012007160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021249315
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807835883
  • (OCoLC)778990997

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