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The Resource Life in Jefferson Davis' Navy, Barbara Brooks Tomblin

Life in Jefferson Davis' Navy, Barbara Brooks Tomblin

Label
Life in Jefferson Davis' Navy
Title
Life in Jefferson Davis' Navy
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Brooks Tomblin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Civil War is often considered a 'soldiers' war,' but Life in Jefferson Davis' Navy acknowledges the legacy of service of the officers and men of the Confederate States navy. In this full-length study, Barbara Brooks Tomblin addresses every aspect of a Confederate sailor's life, from the risks of combat to the everyday routines that sustained those sailing under the stars and bars. Through the use of diaries, letters, newspaper accounts, and published works, Tomblin offers a fresh look at the wartime experiences of those who served on gunboats, ironclads, and ships on western rivers and along the coast and in Mobile Bay, as well as those who sailed the high seas in the raiders Sumter, Alabama, Florida, and Shenandoah. The author also explores the daily lives, deprivations, and sufferings of the sailors who were captured and spent time in Union prisoner of war camps at Point Lookout, Elmira, Camp Chase, Johnson's Island, Ship Island, and Fort Delaware. Confederate prisoners' journals and letters give an intimate account of their struggle, helping modern audiences understand the ordeals of the defeated. Tomblin's narrative includes descriptions of the work of Confederate Navy surgeons and stewards who provided medical care for naval personnel suffering from a variety of illnesses such as malaria, dysentery, smallpox, and yellow fever, as well as injuries caused by accidents or during combat." --
Assigning source
From publisher's description
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tomblin, Barbara
Dewey number
973.7/57
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E596
LC item number
.T665 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Confederate States of America
  • Confederate States of America
  • United States
Label
Life in Jefferson Davis' Navy, Barbara Brooks Tomblin
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223134859017
  • 31223128494615
  • 31223134859009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Navy Gray: Manning the Confederate States Navy -- Shipboard Routine: You're in the Navy Now! -- Entertainment, the Sabbath, and Liberty -- Discipline and Desertion -- Medical Care in the Confederate States Navy -- Naval Combat Along the Coast -- Naval Warfare on the High Seas -- Guns, Mines, and Experimental Craft -- Naval Warfare on the Rivers -- Prisoners and Prison Camps -- Fighting to the Finish
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 318 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781682471180
Lccn
2018054264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1079400656
Label
Life in Jefferson Davis' Navy, Barbara Brooks Tomblin
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223134859017
  • 31223128494615
  • 31223134859009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Navy Gray: Manning the Confederate States Navy -- Shipboard Routine: You're in the Navy Now! -- Entertainment, the Sabbath, and Liberty -- Discipline and Desertion -- Medical Care in the Confederate States Navy -- Naval Combat Along the Coast -- Naval Warfare on the High Seas -- Guns, Mines, and Experimental Craft -- Naval Warfare on the Rivers -- Prisoners and Prison Camps -- Fighting to the Finish
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 318 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781682471180
Lccn
2018054264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1079400656

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