Mississippi River Gunboats of the American Civil War 1861–65 (New Vanguard) (Paperback)

Mississippi River Gunboats of the American Civil War 1861–65 (New Vanguard) By Angus Konstam, Tony Bryan (Illustrator) Cover Image

Mississippi River Gunboats of the American Civil War 1861–65 (New Vanguard) (Paperback)

By Angus Konstam, Tony Bryan (Illustrator)

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This is book number 49 in the New Vanguard series.

At the start of the American Civil War, neither side had warships on the Mississippi River and in the first few months both sides scrambled to gather a flotilla, converting existing riverboats for naval use. These ships were transformed into powerful naval weapons despite a lack of resources, trained manpower and suitable vessels. The creation of a river fleet was a miracle of ingenuity, improvisation and logistics, particularly for the South. This title describes their design, development and operation throughout the American Civil War.
Angus Konstam is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and has written widely on naval history, with well over a hundred books in print. He is a former Royal Navy officer, maritime archaeologist and museum curator, who has worked in the Royal Armouries, Tower of London, and Mel Fisher Maritime Museum. Now a full-time author and historian, he lives in Orkney.
Product Details ISBN: 9781841764139
ISBN-10: 1841764132
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: March 25th, 2002
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: New Vanguard