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

By Angus Konstam

Initially of the yankee Civil struggle, neither part had warships at the Mississippi River and within the first few months each side scrambled to collect a flotilla, changing latest riverboats for naval use. those ships have been reworked into robust naval guns regardless of an absence of assets, informed manpower and appropriate vessels. The construction of a river fleet used to be a miracle of ingenuity, improvisation and logistics, relatively for the South. This identify describes their layout, improvement and operation in the course of the American Civil conflict.

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