Union River Ironclad 1861–65 (New Vanguard #56) (Paperback)

Union River Ironclad 1861–65 (New Vanguard #56) By Angus Konstam, Tony Bryan (Illustrator) Cover Image

Union River Ironclad 1861–65 (New Vanguard #56) (Paperback)

By Angus Konstam, Tony Bryan (Illustrator)


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This is book number 56 in the New Vanguard series.

At the start of the American Civil War, neither side had warships on the Mississippi River, which was a vital strategic artery. In what would prove the vital naval campaign of the war, both sides fought for control of the river. While the Confederates relied on field fortifications and small gunboats, the Union built a series of revolutionary river ironclads. First commissioned in January 1862, these ironclads spent the next two years battling for control of the Mississippi, fighting in a string of decisive engagements that altered the entire course of the war. This book explains how these vessels worked, how they were constructed, how they were manned and how they were fought.
Angus Konstam hails from Orkney, off the north of Scotland. He has written widely on naval history, most recently Hunt the Bismarck and The Convoy. A former naval officer, he has worked as a museum curator in the Royal Armouries, Tower of London and the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a former Chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland. Now a full-time author and historian, he has returned to live in Orkney.
Product Details ISBN: 9781841764443
ISBN-10: 1841764442
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: August 19th, 2002
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: New Vanguard