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By Angus Konstam

Before everything of the yank Civil conflict, neither part had warships at the Mississippi River, which used to be a necessary strategic artery. In what might end up the important naval crusade of the battle, either side fought for keep watch over of the river. whereas the Confederates trusted box fortifications and small gunboats, the Union equipped a chain of progressive river ironclads. First commissioned in January 1862, those ironclads spent the following years fighting for regulate of the Mississippi, scuffling with in a string of decisive engagements that altered the total process the warfare. This ebook explains how those vessels labored, how they have been built, how they have been manned and the way they have been fought.

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