American Civil War Marines 1861-65 by Ron FieldAmerican Civil War Marines 1861-65 by Ron Field

American Civil War Marines 1861-65

byRon FieldIllustratorRichard Hook

Paperback | October 22, 2004

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The part played in the Civil War (1861-1865) by the small Marine Corps of the United and Confederate States is overshadowed by the confrontations of the great armies. Nevertheless, the coastal and riverine campaigns were of real importance, given the strategic significance of the Federal blockade of southern ports, and of the struggle for the Mississippi River. Marines wearing blue and grey fought in many dramatic actions afloat and ashore - ship-to-ship engagements, cutting-out expeditions, and coastal landings. This book offers a comprehensive summary of all such battles, illustrated with rare early photographs, and meticulously researched color plates detailing the often obscure minutiae of Marine uniforms and equipment.
Ron Field was born in Hertford, England, in 1943 and was educated in Cheltenham where he gained a Bachelor of Education (Hons) degree. He is presently Head of History at the Cotswold School in Bourton-on-the-Water. He was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship in 1982 and taught history at Piedmont High School in California from 1982-83 as ...
Title:American Civil War Marines 1861-65Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.68 × 7.27 × 0.11 inPublished:October 22, 2004Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841767689

ISBN - 13:9781841767680

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Table of Contents

Introduction · US Marines in the Civil War · On the battlefield · Blockading · Amphibious landings · Sea battles and major assaults · Uniforms, weapons and equipment · CS Marines in the Civil War · Coastal Marines · On the High Seas · Uniforms, weapons and equipment

Editorial Reviews

"Ron Field is an acknowledged authority on the ACW ... In American Civil War Marines 1861-65, [he] details all the engagements in which the Corps was involved during the whole of that unhappy period ... This book would be an invaluable addition to the library of any student of the ACW." -ALan Caton, Toy Soldier & Model Figure (April 2008)