Gunfire Around the Gulf : The Last Major Naval Campaigns


Gunfire Around the Gulf : The Last Major Naval Campaigns of the Civil War ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☉ Gunfire Around the Gulf : The Last Major Naval Campaigns of the Civil War Author Jack D. Coombe – Thomashillier.co.uk Here is the acclaimed historical account of the last major naval battles of the Civil War that took place in the Gulf of Mexico Losing the Gulf battle closed off the Confederacy s only hope for desper Here the Gulf : The PDF or is the acclaimed historical the Gulf ePUB ✓ account of the last major naval battles of the Civil War that took place in the Gulf of Mexico Losing the Gulf battle closed off the Confederacy s only hope for desperately needed supplies and cash, and forced the Confederacy into a hind war it could not win.


10 thoughts on “Gunfire Around the Gulf : The Last Major Naval Campaigns of the Civil War

  1. Brian Brian says:

    This book covers a lot of ground, just not a lot in depth David Glasgow Farragut, perhaps the outstanding naval figure of the Civil War warrants one paragraph of introduction Farragut s flagship Hartford is described as awesome with no explanation of what made her stand apart as a warship The title is also a misnomer the book describes campaigns from 1861 1864 There are some careless errors scattered about readers may be impressed by crafty Confederate blockade runners using Wilmingt This book covers a lot of ground, just not a lot in depth David Glasgow Farragut, perhaps the outstanding naval figure of the Civil War warrants one paragraph of introduction Farragut s flagship Hartford is described as awesome with no explanation of what made her stand apart as a warship The title is also a misnomer the book describes campaigns from 1861 1864 There are some careless errors scattered about readers may be impressed by crafty Confederate blockade runners using Wilmington, Delaware as a principal port.The final chapter is a stream of consciousness narration of factors that shaped the conflict.If you re looking for a brief introduction to naval conflict in the Gulf of Mexico during the Civil War, this book will give it to you, but not much


  2. Lawson Pace Lawson Pace says:

    Just alright.


  3. Jim Jim says:

    An overview history of the naval war in the Gulf of Mexico This is a very readable book In the beginning Union forces save Fort Pickens guarding Pensacola Harbor but losing the navy yard and the other forts on the mainland at the beginning of the Civil War Later chapters cover the Confederates retaking Galveston, Confederate commerce raiders Florida and Sumter, the capture of New Orleans and concludes with the Battle of Mobile Bay.After the capture of New Orleans, the author briefly follows An overview history of the naval war in the Gulf of Mexico This is a very readable book In the beginning Union forces save Fort Pickens guarding Pensacola Harbor but losing the navy yard and the other forts on the mainland at the beginning of the Civil War Later chapters cover the Confederates retaking Galveston, Confederate commerce raiders Florida and Sumter, the capture of New Orleans and concludes with the Battle of Mobile Bay.After the capture of New Orleans, the author briefly follows Farragut upriver to Vicksburg but quickly returns to the Gulf He covers the naval war on the Mississippi River in Thunder Along the Mississippi.Like Gunfire Over the Atlantic, this book would have benefited from better editing to catch factual errors For example, he says Capt John Pope captured Island No 10 on the Mississippi, when Pope was a Brigadier General at the time.I recommend this trilogy for anyone wanting an overview of the naval Civil War


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