December 2010, 829, 7x10, eBook/Hardcover
$198.00 / £130.00 / 180,00 € / A$264.00
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Subject: Military History/Conflict and Wars
Spencer C. Tucker, Editor
The brilliance of both sides' secretaries of the navy, Stephen Mallory and Gideon Welles. The Dahlgren guns of the Union forces and the Confederate Navy's Brooke guns that were essential in battles involving ironclad ships. The significant contributions of African Americans in the ship crews of the U.S. Navy during the Civic War. These are examples of the fascinating details contained in The Civil War Naval Encyclopedia that provide readers with a complete understanding of the naval aspects of the American Civil War.
The entries in this sweeping text provide comprehensive treatment of overall strategies on each side, the role of diplomacy, leading naval officers and other personalities, battles and important engagements, ship types, well-known individual warships, naval ordnance and weapons systems, and new developments such as mines and submarines. Topics such as shipboard life, major waterways, prominent seaports, and the role of logistics in determining the outcome of the war are also covered.
Introductory essay unifies the material in the encyclopedia, providing an overview of the history of the navies of the American Civil War
Contains over 450 reference entries, listed alphabetically and with accompanying images
Chronology provides historical perspective and highlights the most important naval events of the war
Comprehensive bibliography serves as a gateway to further study