The Resource The CSS Virginia : sink before surrender, John V. Quarstein, (electronic resource)

The CSS Virginia : sink before surrender, John V. Quarstein, (electronic resource)

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The CSS Virginia : sink before surrender
Title
The CSS Virginia
Title remainder
sink before surrender
Statement of responsibility
John V. Quarstein
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When the CSS Virginia (Merrimack) slowly steamed down the Elizabeth River toward Hampton Roads on March 8, 1862, the tide of naval warfare turned from wooden sailing ships to armored, steam-powered vessels. Little did the ironclad's crew realize that their makeshift warship would achieve the greatest Confederate naval victory. The trip was thought by most of the crew to be a trial cruise. Instead, the Virginia's aggressive commander, Franklin Buchanan, transformed the voyage into a test by fire that forever proved the supreme power of iron over wood. The Virginia's ability to beat the odds to become the first ironclad to enter Hampton Roads stands as a testament to her designers, builders, officers and crew. Virtually everything about the Virginia's design was an improvisation or an adaptation, characteristic of the Confederacy's efforts to wage a modern war with limited industrial resources. Noted historian John V. Quarstein recounts the compelling story of this ironclad underdog, providing detailed appendices, including crew member biographies and a complete chronology of the ship and crew
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Quarstein, John V
Dewey number
973.7/5
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Virginia (Ironclad)
  • Monitor (Ironclad)
  • United States
  • Confederate States of America
  • Merrimack (Frigate)
  • Hampton Roads, Battle of, Va., 1862
  • Armored vessels
  • Electronic books
  • Virginia
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The CSS Virginia : sink before surrender, John V. Quarstein, (electronic resource)
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781614238355
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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11509579
Publisher number
MWT11509579
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The CSS Virginia : sink before surrender, John V. Quarstein, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781614238355
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11509579
Publisher number
MWT11509579
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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