Civil War Biographies from the Western Waters

Civil War Biographies from the Western Waters

Based on the Official Records, county histories, newspapers and internet sources, this is the first work to profile personnel involved in the fighting on these great streams.

Author: Myron J. Smith, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786469673

Category: History

Page: 340

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From 1861 to 1865, the Civil War raged along the great rivers of the Ohio and Mississippi valleys. While various Civil War biographies exist, none have been devoted exclusively to participants in the Western river war as waged down the Mississippi to the mouth of the Red River, and up the Ohio, the Tennessee and the Cumberland. Based on the Official Records, county histories, newspapers and internet sources, this is the first work to profile personnel involved in the fighting on these great streams. Included in this biographical encyclopedia are Union and Confederate naval officers down to the rank of mate; enlisted sailors who won the Medal of Honor, or otherwise distinguished themselves or who wrote accounts of life on the gunboats; army officers and leaders who played a direct role in combat along Western waters; political officials who influenced river operations; civilian steamboat captains and pilots who participated in wartime logistics; and civilian contractors directly involved, including shipbuilders, dam builders, naval constructors and munitions experts. Each of the biographies includes (where known) birth, death and residence data; unit organization or ship; involvement in the river war; pre- and post-war careers; and source documentation. Hundreds of individuals are given their first historic recognition.
Categories: History

Confederate Naval Forces on Western Waters

Confederate Naval Forces on Western Waters

The history of Confederate naval forces on the western waters is a story of desperation, intrigue, ineptitude, and humiliating defeats, interspersed with moments of courage, innovation, resourcefulness, and a few hard-earned victories.

Author: R. Thomas Campbell

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786464178

Category: History

Page: 272

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No body of water was more vital to the Confederacy's efforts in the Civil War than the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Though the Confederate Congress declared the Mississippi free and open to all states north and south, the Union launched plans for an effective blockade of the 1700 miles of Southern coastline, coupled with a strong naval and army thrust down the Mississippi Valley from Cairo, Illinois, to the Gulf of Mexico. To defend the river and to prevent Union forces from advancing, the South would require a strong naval force. There was only one problem with the strategy: The Confederacy had no navy. On February 25, 1861, Confederate president Jefferson Davis nominated Stephen R. Mallory to be secretary of the newly formed Confederate States Navy. Mallory faced significant obstacles--no shipyards, few skilled craftsmen and machinists, and a lack of production facilities to process raw materials. Mallory was able to overcome the many shortcomings to build a formidable navy, but the efforts in the Mississippi theater were hamstrung by a disjointed command structure and interservice bickering. Despite these problems, the Confederate Navy contested the Union forces at every turn. The history of Confederate naval forces on the western waters is a story of desperation, intrigue, ineptitude, and humiliating defeats, interspersed with moments of courage, innovation, resourcefulness, and a few hard-earned victories.
Categories: History

Civil War on Western Waters

Civil War on Western Waters

Story of the naval war on the Mississippi waterways was a keystone to the general strategy of the war and shows in detail the opposite ways in which the two commands approached and worked out their campaigns for control.

Author: Fletcher Pratt

Publisher: New York : Holt

ISBN: UCAL:B4432183

Category: Mississippi River

Page: 255

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Story of the naval war on the Mississippi waterways was a keystone to the general strategy of the war and shows in detail the opposite ways in which the two commands approached and worked out their campaigns for control.
Categories: Mississippi River

Ironclad Captains of the Civil War

Ironclad Captains of the Civil War

Based on the Official Records, biographical works, ship and operations histories, newspapers and other sources, this book chronicles the lives of 158 ironclad captains, North and South, who were charged with outfitting and commanding these ...

Author: Myron J. Smith, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476631295

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 262

View: 956

“Extraordinary…highly recommended”—Midwest Book Review “Valuable”—The NYMAS Review “If it sailed on the brown water of America’s Western rives during the Civil War and flew the Stars and Stripes of the Union Navy, Myron Smith more than likely knows about it”—America’s Civil War. From 1861 to 1865, the American Civil War saw numerous technological innovations in warfare—chief among them was the ironclad warship. Based on the Official Records, biographical works, ship and operations histories, newspapers and other sources, this book chronicles the lives of 158 ironclad captains, North and South, who were charged with outfitting and commanding these then-revolutionary vessels in combat. Each biography includes (where known) birth and death information, pre- and post-war career, and details about ships served upon or commanded.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Andrew Foote

Andrew Foote

The life and career of one of the U.S. Navy's first admirals who "considered himself first and foremost a staunch Christian and an agent of divine will."--Jacket.

Author: Spencer Tucker

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: UOM:39015048595022

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 259

View: 837

The life and career of one of the U.S. Navy's first admirals who "considered himself first and foremost a staunch Christian and an agent of divine will."--Jacket.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Civil War Times Illustrated

Civil War Times Illustrated

The Waters Out West 1 FROM THE FRESH - WATER NAVY , 1861-1864 , The
Letters of Acting Master's Mate Henry R. Browne and Acting ... 13.50 A selection
of fine new books on the Civil War on the rivers and sounds of the western
theater .

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ISBN: WISC:89062263058

Category: United States

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Categories: United States

Civil War Index

Civil War Index

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89062262852

Category: United States

Page:

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Categories: United States

The Civil War Round Table

The Civil War Round Table

MEMPHIS Capers , Gerald , M. The Biography of a River Town . Fiske , John .
The Mississippi Valley in the Civil War . Gosnell , Harpur A. Guns on the Western
Waters . Greene , Francis V. The Mississippi . Jones , Virgil C. The Civil War at
Sea ...

Author: Civil War Round Table (Chicago, Ill.)

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89062184510

Category: Illinois

Page:

View: 277

Categories: Illinois

The National Cyclopedia of American Biography

The National Cyclopedia of American Biography

... Civil War on Western Waters ” ( 1956 ) , " Battles That Changed History " ( 1956
) , and " The Compact History of the U.S. Navy " ( 1957 ) . From 1937 to his death ,
Pratt was a staff member at the Breadloaf Writers Conference , conducted by ...

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ISBN: UOM:39076000965249

Category: United States

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Categories: United States

The American War and Peace 1860 1877

The American War and Peace  1860 1877

In addition to Van Deusen ' s Seward , some biographies of key diplomatic
figures include Martin B . Duberman ... a Union orientation include H . Allen
Cornell , Guns on the Western Waters : The Story of River Gunboats in the Civil
War ( 1949 ) ...

Author: Emory M. Thomas

Publisher:

ISBN: 0130323918

Category: Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)

Page: 241

View: 339

The American war and peace, 1860-1877 is a stimulating view of a tragic chapter in United States history. The presentation interprets events in the light of modern scholarship and research. Its balanced coverage contains political, social and cultural insights, in addition to military facts. The book holds the reader's attention throughout and offers an absorbing glimpse of our country a century ago. --From the book cover.
Categories: Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)

The Atlantic

The Atlantic

BOOKS AND MEN Niccolo Tucci , who has been liv . ing in. 67 his brigade back
... Fletcher Pratt has written a valuable book , Civil War on Western Waters ( Holt )
, concerning the naval activities on the Mississippi and other rivers . Where the ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105005604702

Category: American periodicals

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Categories: American periodicals

Tinclads in the Civil War

Tinclads in the Civil War

Once the Union Army gained control of the upper rivers of the Mississippi Valley during the first half of 1862, slow and heavy ironclads proved ineffective in patrolling the waters.

Author: Myron J. Smith, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786457038

Category: History

Page: 431

View: 303

Once the Union Army gained control of the upper rivers of the Mississippi Valley during the first half of 1862, slow and heavy ironclads proved ineffective in patrolling the waters. Hastily outfitted steamboats were covered with thin armor and pressed into duty. These “tinclads” fought Confederate forces attacking from the riverbanks, provided convoy for merchant steamers, enforced revenue measures, and offered tow, dispatch, and other fleet support services. This history documents the service records and duties of these little-known vessels of the Union fleet.
Categories: History

The Civil War a Narrative

The Civil War  a Narrative

Edward J. Stackpole's Chancellorsville , for example , was used in conjunction
with two recent biographies of the hero of ... James M. Merrill's The Rebel Shore ,
Fletcher Pratt's Civil War on Western Waters , and Clarence E. Macartney's Mr.

Author: Shelby Foote

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007390508

Category: Death Of A Soldier/Stars In Their Courses

Page: 988

View: 967

RIOT AND RESURGENCE/SPRING CAME ON FOREVER/LIST OF MAPS.
Categories: Death Of A Soldier/Stars In Their Courses

The Civil War

The Civil War

For the river war , three books are valuable : H . Allen Gosnell , Guns on the
Western Waters : The Story of River Gunboats in the Civil War ( 1949 ) ; John D .
Milligan , Gunboats Down the Mississippi ( 1965 ) ; and James M . Merrill , Battle
 ...

Author: James M. McPherson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0394358120

Category: Reconstruction

Page: 548

View: 264

Categories: Reconstruction

AB Bookman s Weekly

AB Bookman s Weekly

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015038798172

Category: Antiquarian booksellers

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Categories: Antiquarian booksellers

The USS Carondelet

The USS Carondelet

The USS Carondelet had a revolutionary ship design and was the most active of all the Union's Civil War river ironclads.

Author: Myron J. Smith, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786456093

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 588

The USS Carondelet had a revolutionary ship design and was the most active of all the Union’s Civil War river ironclads. From Fort Henry through the siege of Vicksburg and from the Red River campaign through the Battle of Nashville, the gunboat was prominent in war legend and literature. This history draws on the letters of Ensign Scott Dyer Jordan and Rear Adm. Henry Walke’s memoirs.
Categories: History

Grant s Lieutenants

Grant s Lieutenants

Militant Romantic , 109 ; Carl Sandburg , Abraham Lincoln : The War Years , 4
vols . ... The best and most recent fulllength biography of Foote is Spencer C .
Tucker , Andrew Foote : Civil War Admiral on Western Waters ( Annapolis : Naval
 ...

Author: Steven E. Woodworth

Publisher: Modern War Studies (Hardcover)

ISBN: UOM:39015052449553

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 262

View: 977

Examines the relationships and accomplishments of Ulysses Grant and the key officers who served under him in the Western Theater of the Civil War. Each essay offers a case study in command leadership in the Civil War.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Confederate States Navy Research Guide

Confederate States Navy Research Guide

Guns On The Western Waters ; The Story Of River Gunboats In The Civil War . ... (
Western Waters ] ( River Operations ) ( Official Records ) ( 1861 - 1862 ) Stewart ,
Charles W . Naval Porces On Western Waters . ... Raids On ) Starbuck ,
Alexander . History Of The American Whale Fishery ( 4 ) 779pp . Plates . Castle
Books .

Author: Thomas Truxtun Moebs

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:35007000189088

Category: Confederate States of America

Page: 578

View: 985

"This research guide has two purposes. First, it provides the user with the most comprehensive, single-volume body of information on the Confederate States Navy. Second, it directs the user to a huge number of sources from which he or she can flesh out information in the guide.".
Categories: Confederate States of America