Memoirs of Service Afloat: During the War Between the States

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preservin

The United States Marine Corps in the Civil War - The First Year

David Sullivan s magisterial history of the United States Marine Corps during the Civil War dispels the notion that the organization did little or nothing to sustain its reputation during the conflict He debunks the myth that the Marine Battalion broke at the first attack during the Battle of Bull

The United States Marine Corps in the Civil War: The Third Year

On land and water, in the North, the South, and in foreign seas, the United States Marines expanded their service in the third year of the Civil War In the South, near the end of the third year, Marines joined in the ill fated attempts of September 1863 to recapture Fort Sumter, and in May 1864 the

The Civil War on the Mississippi: Union Sailors, Gunboat Captains, and the Campaign to Control the River

Flowing from its source in northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi River borders or passes through ten different states and serves as one of the most important transportation systems in the United States During the Civil War, both sides believed that whoever controlled the river w

Confederate Naval Cadet: The Diary and Letters of Midshipman Hubbard T. Minor, with a History of the Confederate Naval Academy

When the Civil War began, the southerners found themselves ill prepared for the realities of waging war, especially on the naval front Not only did the Confederates lack any semblance of a navy, they had few raw materials with which to construct one The daunting task of building a navy fell on the