The USS Carondelet : a Civil War ironclad on western waters / Myron J. Smith, Jr. ; foreword by W. Douglas Bell

Author(s): Smith, Myron J
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Subjects: Mississippi River Valley--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Naval operations
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Naval operations
Carondolet (Gunboat)
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2010
LC Classification: E
Physical Description: viii, 280 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2010006927
ISBN: 9780786445240 (softcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0786445246 (softcover : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Planning the western ironclads -- The building of the Carondelet and the City series gunboats -- Life aboard the Carondelet -- Fort Henry -- Fort Donelson -- Island No. 10 -- Fort Pillow and Memphis -- The Arkansas -- Transition, January-March 1863 -- Vicksburg -- From Vicksburg to Red River -- Nashville -- War's end
Summary: "The USS Carondelet had a revolutionary design and was the most active of the Union's Civil War river ironclads. From Fort Henry through the siege of Vicksburg and the Red River campaign through the Battle of Nashville, the gunboat was prominent. This history draws on the letters of Ensign Scott Dyer Jordan and Rear Adm. Henry Walke's memoirs"--Provided by publisher
OCLC Number: 475664313
ISBN/ISSN: 9780786445240