The Gulf and Inland Waters

The Army and Navy in The Civil War

Book 16
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This is Volume 16 of a 16 Volume set originally published in 1885 by Charles Scribners's & Sons. Written by 14 different authors such as Abner Doubleday, John Nicolay and Jacob D. Cox, these volumes present the Army and the Navy in the Civil war. The Army series covers causes and battles from the " Outbreak of Rebellion" to "Chancellorsville and Gettysburg" and on the "Virginia Campaign of '64 and '65. A volume of Statistical Records completes the Army set. The three volumes about the Navy include "The Blockade and the Cruisers," "The Atlantic Coast" and "The Gulf and Inland Waters." Each volume contains a wealth of information, with its own introduction, preface, index, appendix(s), illustrations and maps. As a set, it is in-depth view the Civil War.
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Alfred Thayer Mahan (September 27, 1840 – December 1, 1914) was a United States Navy admiral, geostrategist, and historian, who has been called "the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century

Commissioned as a lieutenant in 1861, Mahan served the Union in the American Civil War as an officer on USS Worcester, Congress, Pocahontas, and James Adger, and as an instructor at the Naval Academy. In 1865, he was promoted to lieutenant commander, and then to commander (1872), and captain (1885).

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Digital Scanning Inc
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Published on
Aug 31, 2004
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Pages
296
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ISBN
9781582185422
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Military / General
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