Tinclads in the Civil War: Union Light-Draught Gunboat Operations on Western Waters, 1862–1865 by Myron J. Smith

Tinclads in the Civil War: Union Light-Draught Gunboat Operations on Western Waters, 1862–1865

byMyron J. Smith

Kobo ebook | November 21, 2012

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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.

Title:Tinclads in the Civil War: Union Light-Draught Gunboat Operations on Western Waters, 1862–1865Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 21, 2012Publisher:McFarland & Company, Inc., PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0786457031

ISBN - 13:9780786457038

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