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Divided Waters: The Naval History of the Civil War
Dramatically explores the American Civil War's naval operations. Ironclad ships, mines, and submarines were developed and deployed for the first time to break blockades and capture ports, forever changing the nature of naval warfare.
Hardcover, 473 pages
Published April 28th 2000 by Booksales
(first published 1995)
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In Divided Waters , Ivan Musicant solidly presents Confederate and Union naval efforts, strategies, and technological developments during the Civil War. Organized by the various theaters of operations instead of chronologically, there are times where the events of one chapter seem odd in the context of the previous chapter, but this is a minor flaw. Probably the most interesting chapter is the all-too-short discussion of Union-Confederate conflicts on the high seas and around the world; it is ve ...more
While the land battles of the Civil War have been covered in great detail, this is one of the few books to deal solely with the naval battles of the War. This book goes beyond the blockade that most know about from school to also delve into the battles that took place on the rivers during the war.