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Author McPherson, James M.
Title War on the waters : the Union and Confederate navies, 1861-1865 / James M. McPherson.
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2012.
Book Cover
 Floor2  E591 .M44 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description 277 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Series Littlefield history of the Civil War era.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-267) and index.
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.
Summary 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.
Subject United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Naval operations.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Riverine operations.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
United States. Navy -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Confederate States of America. Navy -- History.
ISBN 9780807835883 (cloth : alk. paper)
0807835889 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC number 778990997