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

By Angus Konstam

In the beginning of the yankee Civil struggle, neither facet had warships at the Mississippi River and within the first few months either side scrambled to collect a flotilla, changing current riverboats for naval use. those ships have been reworked into strong naval guns regardless of a scarcity of assets, proficient manpower and appropriate vessels. The production of a river fleet was once a miracle of ingenuity, improvisation and logistics, really for the South. This identify describes their layout, improvement and operation during the American Civil conflict.

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