Civil War Biographies from the Western Waters

Civil War Biographies from the Western Waters

Based on the Official Records, county histories, newspapers and internet sources, this is the first work to profile personnel involved in the fighting on these great streams.

Author: Myron J. Smith, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786469673

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 340

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From 1861 to 1865, the Civil War raged along the great rivers of the Ohio and Mississippi valleys. While various Civil War biographies exist, none have been devoted exclusively to participants in the Western river war as waged down the Mississippi to the mouth of the Red River, and up the Ohio, the Tennessee and the Cumberland. Based on the Official Records, county histories, newspapers and internet sources, this is the first work to profile personnel involved in the fighting on these great streams. Included in this biographical encyclopedia are Union and Confederate naval officers down to the rank of mate; enlisted sailors who won the Medal of Honor, or otherwise distinguished themselves or who wrote accounts of life on the gunboats; army officers and leaders who played a direct role in combat along Western waters; political officials who influenced river operations; civilian steamboat captains and pilots who participated in wartime logistics; and civilian contractors directly involved, including shipbuilders, dam builders, naval constructors and munitions experts. Each of the biographies includes (where known) birth, death and residence data; unit organization or ship; involvement in the river war; pre- and post-war careers; and source documentation. Hundreds of individuals are given their first historic recognition.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Civil War on Western Waters

Civil War on Western Waters

Story of the naval war on the Mississippi waterways was a keystone to the general strategy of the war and shows in detail the opposite ways in which the two commands approached and worked out their campaigns for control.

Author: Fletcher Pratt

Publisher: New York : Holt

ISBN: UCAL:B4432183

Category: Mississippi River

Page: 255

View: 675

Story of the naval war on the Mississippi waterways was a keystone to the general strategy of the war and shows in detail the opposite ways in which the two commands approached and worked out their campaigns for control.
Categories: Mississippi River

The USS Carondelet

The USS Carondelet

The USS Carondelet had a revolutionary ship design and was the most active of all the Union's Civil War river ironclads.

Author: Myron J. Smith, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786456093

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 784

The USS Carondelet had a revolutionary ship design and was the most active of all the Union’s Civil War river ironclads. From Fort Henry through the siege of Vicksburg and from the Red River campaign through the Battle of Nashville, the gunboat was prominent in war legend and literature. This history draws on the letters of Ensign Scott Dyer Jordan and Rear Adm. Henry Walke’s memoirs.
Categories: History

Guns on the Western Waters

Guns on the Western Waters

Author: Harpur Allen Gosnell

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1086790002

Category: United States

Page: 273

View: 270

Categories: United States

Guns on the Western Waters

Guns on the Western Waters

This is a new release of the original 1949 edition.

Author: H. Allen Gosnell

Publisher:

ISBN: 1494090732

Category:

Page: 346

View: 389

This is a new release of the original 1949 edition.
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Confederate Naval Forces on Western Waters

Confederate Naval Forces on Western Waters

The history of Confederate naval forces on the western waters is a story of desperation, intrigue, ineptitude, and humiliating defeats, interspersed with moments of courage, innovation, resourcefulness, and a few hard-earned victories.

Author: R. Thomas Campbell

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786464178

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 121

No body of water was more vital to the Confederacy's efforts in the Civil War than the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Though the Confederate Congress declared the Mississippi free and open to all states north and south, the Union launched plans for an effective blockade of the 1700 miles of Southern coastline, coupled with a strong naval and army thrust down the Mississippi Valley from Cairo, Illinois, to the Gulf of Mexico. To defend the river and to prevent Union forces from advancing, the South would require a strong naval force. There was only one problem with the strategy: The Confederacy had no navy. On February 25, 1861, Confederate president Jefferson Davis nominated Stephen R. Mallory to be secretary of the newly formed Confederate States Navy. Mallory faced significant obstacles--no shipyards, few skilled craftsmen and machinists, and a lack of production facilities to process raw materials. Mallory was able to overcome the many shortcomings to build a formidable navy, but the efforts in the Mississippi theater were hamstrung by a disjointed command structure and interservice bickering. Despite these problems, the Confederate Navy contested the Union forces at every turn. The history of Confederate naval forces on the western waters is a story of desperation, intrigue, ineptitude, and humiliating defeats, interspersed with moments of courage, innovation, resourcefulness, and a few hard-earned victories.
Categories: History

Battle Flags South

Battle Flags South

Author: James M. Merrill

Publisher: Fairfax PressLtd

ISBN: UOM:39015009297022

Category: History

Page: 334

View: 763

Categories: History

Joseph Brown and His Civil War Ironclads

Joseph Brown and His Civil War Ironclads

The West and Western Rivers in Civil War literature refers generally to the
Western theatre of operations. ... Hair, Gazetteer of Madison County, 118; “John
Lenthal” “in Smith, Civil War Biographies from the Western Waters, 140–141; “
George T.

Author: Myron J. Smith, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786495764

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 396

View: 842

Well known in his time though now forgotten, Joseph Brown is a quintessential representative of mid-19th Century Midwestern economic and political success. A Scottish immigrant to Alton, Illinois, he made his pre-Civil War fortune as a miller and steamboat master, dabbling in riverboat design and small town politics on the side. When the war erupted, he employed his connections (including a friendship with Abraham Lincoln) to obtain contracts for the construction of three stopgap ironclads for the U.S. War Department, the Chillicothe, Indianola, and Tuscumbia. These vessels, often described as failures, were active in some of the most ferocious river fighting of the 1863 Vicksburg campaign, with one, the Chillicothe, employed on the Red River in 1864. After the war, ""Capt. Joe,"" as he was nicknamed, became a railroad executive and was elected the 25th mayor of St. Louis, MO. This work is the first devoted to his life and career, as well as to the construction and operational histories of his trio of controversial warships.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The CSS Arkansas

The CSS Arkansas

The saga of the CSS Arkansas represents the last significant Rebel naval activity in the war's Western theater.

Author: Myron J. Smith, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786484850

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 758

While the Monitor and Merrimack are the most famous of the Civil War ironclads, the Confederacy had another ship in its flotilla that carried high hopes and a metal hull. The makeshift CSS Arkansas, completed by Lt. Isaac Newton Brown and manned by a mixed crew of volunteers, gave the South a surge of confidence when it launched in 1862. For 28 days of summer, the ship engaged in five battles with Union warships, falling victim in the end only to her own primitive engines. The saga of the CSS Arkansas represents the last significant Rebel naval activity in the war’s Western theater.
Categories: History

Tinclads in the Civil War

Tinclads in the Civil War

Once the Union Army gained control of the upper rivers of the Mississippi Valley during the first half of 1862, slow and heavy ironclads proved ineffective in patrolling the waters.

Author: Myron J. Smith, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786457038

Category: History

Page: 431

View: 233

Once the Union Army gained control of the upper rivers of the Mississippi Valley during the first half of 1862, slow and heavy ironclads proved ineffective in patrolling the waters. Hastily outfitted steamboats were covered with thin armor and pressed into duty. These “tinclads” fought Confederate forces attacking from the riverbanks, provided convoy for merchant steamers, enforced revenue measures, and offered tow, dispatch, and other fleet support services. This history documents the service records and duties of these little-known vessels of the Union fleet.
Categories: History

Andrew Foote

Andrew Foote

The life and career of one of the U.S. Navy's first admirals who "considered himself first and foremost a staunch Christian and an agent of divine will."--Jacket.

Author: Spencer Tucker

Publisher: Naval Inst Press

ISBN: UOM:39015048595022

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 259

View: 116

The life and career of one of the U.S. Navy's first admirals who "considered himself first and foremost a staunch Christian and an agent of divine will."--Jacket.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Timberclads in the Civil War

The Timberclads in the Civil War

The book focuses on the activities of these wooden warriors while providing context for the greater war, including accounts of their famous commanders, their roles in both large and small battles, ship-to-ship combat, and support for the ...

Author: Myron J. Smith, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786451955

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 662

In the most detailed history ever of Union warships on the western waters of the Civil War, the author recounts the exploits of the timberclad ships Lexington, Tyler, and Conestoga. Converted to warships from commercial steamboats at the beginning of the conflict, the three formed the core of the North’s Western Flotilla, later the Mississippi Squadron. The book focuses on the activities of these wooden warriors while providing context for the greater war, including accounts of their famous commanders, their roles in both large and small battles, ship-to-ship combat, and support for the armies of Gen. U.S. Grant and Gen. William T. Sherman.
Categories: History

American Reference Books Annual 2019 Edition

American Reference Books Annual  2019 Edition

In Ironclad Captains of the Civil War, Smith profiles 158 captains who served in
the Union and Confederate Navies, building on his previous works Civil War
Biographies from the Western Waters (see ARBA 2015, entry 258) and Joseph
Brown ...

Author: Juneal M. Chenoweth

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440869143

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 552

View: 402

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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Naval Forces on Western Waters

Naval Forces on Western Waters

Author: United States. Office of Naval Records and Library

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1053101433

Category: Civil war

Page: 699

View: 562

Categories: Civil war

War on the Waters

War on the Waters

A book with 23 illustrations, 19 maps, notes, a bibliography and an index offers a sweeping history of the Civil War navies in action.

Author: James M. McPherson

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807835883

Category: History

Page: 277

View: 346

A book with 23 illustrations, 19 maps, notes, a bibliography and an index offers a sweeping history of the Civil War navies in action.
Categories: History

Divided Waters

Divided Waters

Dramatically explores the American Civil War's naval operations. Ironclad ships, mines, and submarines were developed and deployed for the first time to break blockades and capture ports, forever changing the nature of naval warfare.

Author: Ivan Musicant

Publisher: Castle

ISBN: 0785812105

Category: History

Page: 473

View: 780

Dramatically explores the American Civil War's naval operations. Ironclad ships, mines, and submarines were developed and deployed for the first time to break blockades and capture ports, forever changing the nature of naval warfare.
Categories: History

A New History of Kentucky

A New History of Kentucky

"[B]rings the Commonwealth [of Kentucky] to life."-cover.

Author: Lowell Hayes Harrison

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 081312008X

Category: History

Page: 533

View: 138

"[B]rings the Commonwealth [of Kentucky] to life."-cover.
Categories: History

Naval Scenes and Reminiscences of the Civil War in the United States on the Southern and Western Waters

Naval Scenes and Reminiscences of the Civil War in the United States  on the Southern and Western Waters

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1877. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX.

Author: Henry Walke

Publisher: General Books LLC

ISBN: 1150004657

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 418

View: 354

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1877. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. LIST OP VESSELS AND THEIR STATIONS.--LETTERS OP DIS- TINGUISHED OFFICERS.--OFFICIAL ORDERS RELATING TO THE MISSISSIPPI FLOTILLA. -- ADMIRAL PORTER'S FAREWELL ADDRESS. The following is a tabular statement of the stations of the vessels which composed the Mississippi flotilla, and of their officers, under the command of Rear-Admiral David D. Porter, June, 1863: Name of Vessel. Argosy, Abraham, Black Hawk, Baron de Kalb, Brilliant, Choctaw, Carondelet, Chillicothe, Cones toga, Cricket, Curlew, Covington, Clara Dolsen, Champion, Eastport, Exchange, Forest Rose, Fair Play, Fulton (ram), Fannie Burner, Fannie, General Price, Commdnder. Acting Master E. M King, Ensign Wm. Waggoner, Lieutenant-Commander E. R . Breeze, Lieutenant Jno. G. Walker, A. V. L. Chs. G. Perkins, Lieutenant-Commander T. M. Ramsey, Lieut.-Commander J. McL. Murphy, Lieutenant-Commander J. P. Foster, A. V. Lieut A. R . Langhorne, Acting Master G. Hentig, A. V. Lieut. J. S. Hurd, A. V. Lieut . John Scott, Acting Master A. Phelps, Lieutenant Commanding S. L. Phelps, being converted into a gunboat A. V. L. G. W. Brown, Acting Master J. G. Groves, Acting Master S. Goodman, Where stationed. Tennessee river. Insp. boat Cairo, above Vicksburg. Yazoo river. Cumberland river. Yazoo river, below Vicksburg. repairing at Cairo. Arkansas river. Tennessee river, rec'g ship Cairo, fitting out Cairo, rep'g at Mound City. Cincinnati. Yazoo river. Yazoo river. Tennessee river. Commander S. E. Wordsworth, Below Vicksburg. Name of Vessel. Commander. General Pillow, A. M. Mate J. H. Rivers, General Bragg, Lieutenant Joshua Bishop, General Lyon, Pilot R. E. Birch, Great Western, A. V. Lietenant W. F. Hamilton, Horner, Master R. Dalzell, Hastings, A. Ensign M. E. Flanagan, Judge Torrens, A. V. Pt. J. F....
Categories: Literary Collections

Blue Gray Navies

Blue   Gray Navies

UNTIL RECENT YEARS, books on the naval aspects of the Civil War were few
and far between. ... Confederacy through an extensive coastal blockade and in
conducting combined arms operations, especially along the great western rivers.

Author: Spencer Tucker

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9781612513591

Category: History

Page: 426

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A longtime military history professor at Virginia Military Institute and prolific author, Spencer Tucker examines the important roles played by the Union and Confederate navies during the Civil War. His book makes use of recent scholarship as well as official records and the memoirs of participants to provide a complete perspective for the general reader and enough detail to hold the interest of the specialist. Tucker opens with an overview of the U.S. Navy's history to 1861 and then closely examines the two navies at the beginning of the war, looking at the senior leadership, officers and personnel, organization, recruitment practices, training, facilities, and manufacturing resources. He discusses the acquisition of ships and the design and construction of new types, as well as ship armament and the development of naval ordnance, and North and South naval strategies. The book then takes a close look at the war itself, including the Union blockade of the Confederate Atlantic and Gulf coasts, riverine warfare in the Western theater, Confederate blockade running and commerce raiders, and the Union campaigns against New Orleans, Charleston, Vicksburg, and on the Red River. Tucker covers the major battles and technological innovations, and he evaluates the significance of the Union blockade and the demands it placed on Union resources. Fourteen maps and a glossary of terms help readers follow the text. Extensive endnotes provide additional material.
Categories: History