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A Dog Before a Soldier

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A collection of "almost lost" episodes from the U.S. Navy in the Civil War--most of which have lain hidden for 150 years. Navy spies, cattle raids, deep inland recons and shore assaults as well as a daunting battle on the far side of the planet--Civil War history you've never read before. Included in this new research is the story of Monitor's Unknown Mission; the first al ...more
Paperback, 202 pages
Published September 28th 2012 by (first published November 2nd 2010)
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Mar 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I'm not usually a fan of the anthology-of-short-subjects approach to the naval history of the Civil War; it's been done repeatedly, usually with almost identical chapters or sections in nearly identical order. It can be (and has been) done effectively, but usually not. Chuck Veit's "A Dog Before a Soldier," however, is among the effective minority. This is because of his choice of subjects; bypassing the usual short treatments of episodes such as Fort Sumter, the Trent Affair, and of course the ...more
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A collection of articles about little-known episodes of the US Navy during the American Civil War. Where else will you read about the Navy herding 1500 Texas longhorn cattle, captured from Confederate-friendly drovers, down the Mississippi River to Union-held territory? These articles are scholarly, well researched, and captivating, and we can thank Chuck Veit for rescuing these stories from obscurity.

I look forward to another of Chuck's titles, "Sea Miner," which I have in hand, and will no dou
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