The Resource War on the Waters : the Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865, (electronic resource)

War on the Waters : the Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865, (electronic resource)

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War on the Waters : the Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865
Title
War on the Waters
Title remainder
the Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865
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Language
eng
Summary
Although previously undervalued for their strategic impact because they represented only a small percentage of total forces, the Union and Confederate navies were crucial to the outcome of the Civil War. In War on the Waters, James M. McPherson has crafted an enlightening, at times harrowing, and ultimately thrilling account of the war's naval campaigns and their military leaders. McPherson recounts how the Union navy's blockade of the Confederate coast, leaky as a sieve in the war's early months, became increasingly effective as it choked off vital imports and exports. Meanwhile, the Confederate navy, dwarfed by its giant adversary, demonstrated daring and military innovation. Commerce raiders sank Union ships and drove the American merchant marine from the high seas. Southern ironclads sent several Union warships to the bottom, naval mines sank many more, and the Confederates deployed the world's first submarine to sink an enemy vessel. But in the end, it was the Union navy that won some of the war's most important strategic victories--as an essential partner to the army on the ground at Fort Donelson, Vicksburg, Port Hudson, Mobile Bay, and Fort Fisher, and all by itself at Port Royal, Fort Henry, New Orleans, and Memphis
Cataloging source
Midwest
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McPherson, James M
Dewey number
  • 973.7/5
  • 973.75
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Littlefield history of the Civil War era
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  • United States
  • Confederate States of America
  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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adult
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War on the Waters : the Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865, (electronic resource)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807837320
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(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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11711662
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MWT11711662
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
War on the Waters : the Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865, (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
9780807837320
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11711662
Publisher number
MWT11711662
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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