High Seas Confederate

Author: Royce Shingleton
Editor: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780872499867
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The Civil War adventures of a swashbuckling sea captain.

Pirates Privateers And Rebel Raiders Of The Carolina Coast

Author: Lindley S. Butler
Editor: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469625989
Size: 11,54 MB
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North Carolina possesses one of the longest, most treacherous coastlines in the United States, and the waters off its shores have been the scene of some of the most dramatic episodes of piracy and sea warfare in the nation's history. Now, Lindley Butler brings this fascinating aspect of the state's maritime heritage vividly to life. He offers engaging biographical portraits of some of the most famous pirates, privateers, and naval raiders to ply the Carolina waters. Covering 150 years, from the golden age of piracy in the 1700s to the extraordinary transformation of naval warfare ushered in by the Civil War, Butler sketches the lives of eight intriguing characters: the pirate Blackbeard and his contemporary Stede Bonnet; privateer Otway Burns and naval raider Johnston Blakeley; and Confederate raiders James Cooke, John Maffitt, John Taylor Wood, and James Waddell. Penetrating the myths that have surrounded these legendary figures, he uncovers the compelling true stories of their lives and adventures.

The American Civil War

Author: Steven E. Woodworth
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313290190
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A revealing look at the Japanese through the window of their contemporary culture.

American Naval History 1607 1865

Author: Jonathan R. Dull
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803244711
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For its first eighty-five years, the United States was only a minor naval power. Its fledgling fleet had been virtually annihilated during the War of Independence and was mostly trapped in port by the end of the War of 1812. How this meager presence became the major naval power it remains to this day is the subject of American Naval History, 1607–1865: Overcoming the Colonial Legacy. A wide-ranging yet concise survey of the U.S. Navy from the colonial era through the Civil War, the book draws on American, British, and French history to reveal how navies reflect diplomatic, political, economic, and social developments and to show how the foundation of America’s future naval greatness was laid during the Civil War. Award-winning author Jonathan R. Dull documents the remarkable transformation of the U.S. Navy between 1861 and 1865, thanks largely to brilliant naval officers like David Farragut, David D. Porter, and Andrew Foote; visionary politicians like Abraham Lincoln and Gideon Welles; and progressive industrialists like James Eads and John Ericsson. But only by understanding the failings of the antebellum navy can the accomplishments of Lincoln’s navy be fully appreciated. Exploring such topics as delays in American naval development, differences between the U.S. and European fleets, and the effect that the country’s colonial past had on its naval policies, Dull offers a new perspective on both American naval history and the history of the developing republic.

History Of The Confederate States Navy From Its Organization To The Surrender Of Its Last Vessel

Author: John Thomas Scharf
Editor: Palala Press
ISBN: 9781377964263
Size: 12,58 MB
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War On The Waters

Author: James M. McPherson
Editor: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807837326
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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. In War on the Waters, James M. McPherson has crafted an enlightening, at times harrowing, and ultimately thrilling account of the war's naval campaigns and their military leaders. 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.

A Short History Of The Confederate States Of America

Author: Jefferson Davis
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312424095
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This book is about the real history of America and the causes of Lincoln's War against the Confederacy. President Davis delves into the forgotten history of these United States, contrasting the limited federal republic of sovereign States with what Yankee New England sought to turn these United States of 1783 into, a consolidated government under their rule - the United States we know today. He further goes into the reasons for secession, its lawfulness, the foundation of the Confederate States of America, and Lincoln's war of conquest against American States, not only Confederate, but Northern as well. This is a history that should be read by every American bewildered by the Federal government running roughshod over American liberties.

The Confederate Navy

Author: William N. Still
Size: 17,89 MB
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This comprehensive guide to the Confederate Navy, covers the ships and men, the organization and facilities, the strategy and tactics, and compiles the operations, including those on the Western rivers.

The American Ship Master S Daily Assistant

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The Civil War At Sea

Author: Craig L. Symonds
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199931682
Size: 18,13 MB
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Continuing in the vein of the Lincoln-prize winning Lincoln and His Admirals, acclaimed naval historian Craig L. Symonds presents an operational history of the Civil War navies - both Union and Confederate - in this concise volume. Illuminating how various aspects of the naval engagement influenced the trajectory of the war as a whole, The Civil War at Sea adds to our understanding of America's great national conflict. Both the North and the South developed and deployed hundreds of warships between 1861 and 1865. Because the Civil War coincided with a revolution in naval techonology, the development and character of warfare at sea from 1861-1865 was dramatic and unprecedented. Rather than a simple chronology of the war at sea, Symonds addresses the story of the naval war topically, from the dramatic transformation wrought by changes in technology to the establishment, management, and impact of blockade. He also offers critical assessments of principal figures in the naval war, from the opposing secretaries of the navy to leading operational commanders such as David Glasgow Farragut and Raphael Semmes. Symonds brings his expertise and knowledge of military and technological history to bear in this essential exploration of American naval engagement throughout the Civil War.