Navy Gray: Engineering the Confederate Navy on the Chattahoochee and Apalachicola Rivers

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Mercer University Press, 1999 - 357 Seiten
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The story of the Confederate Navy been told less often than the spectacular history of the armies, but many of the familiar elements are there: the exuberant hopes of the Confederacy, the risk in spite of very long odds against success, the basic deficits in resources becoming desperate needs, and the dogged, exhausted persistence in the face of certain defeat. The story is epic in its importance to a nation and a people. New strategies and developing technology, however, introduce new elements into this story of the Civil War. The officers and men of the Confederate Navy were defeated at every turn by a national policy and a local tangle of political, economic, and social issues. Southern officers resigned their Union Navy commissions to fight for principle -- and soon found themselves enmeshed in construction schedules and bureaucratic delays. All too often, naval officers on both sides found themselves engaged in what is now termed "modern warfare". In this story of the Civil War, the phrase "arms and the man" begins to take on the contemporary ring of man and machine and man within and against the system.
 

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Nutzerbericht  - Big_Bang_Gorilla - LibraryThing

Alas and alack, this uninteresting tome sticks pretty closely to its stated topic, viz., Confederate shipbuilding on the Chattahoochee and Apalachicola rivers. I very quickly tired of reading about ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - ksmyth - LibraryThing

Turner examines naval developments on the Chattahoochee/Apalachicola river systems during the Civil War. It is an interesting book catering strongly to this region's participation. A lot of attention ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

Prologue
xv
History and the Rivers The Confluence of Currents
3
Such Ability as You May Have at Hand Blocades and Defense of Apalachicola 18611862
27
A Steam Ship and No Boat The Gunboat Chattahoochee
50
The Phantom Ram Which Comesand Dose not Come
111
We Can Laugh at the Blockade for a While Life Under the Blockade 18621864
128
Conducting the Business of War
153
Concluding the Business of War
219
Concluding the Business of Peace
240
Epilogue
256
Appendixes
265
Notes
313
Bibliography
337
Index
345
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