Gunboats down the Mississippi by John D. Milligan

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Published by Arno Press in New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • United States,
  • Mississippi River,
  • Vicksburg (Miss.)

Subjects:

  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Naval operations.,
  • Mississippi River -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.,
  • Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Siege, 1863.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementJohn D. Milligan.
SeriesNavies and men
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE591 .M55 1980
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvii, 216 p. :
Number of Pages216
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4404035M
ISBN 100405130473
LC Control Number79006119

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I highly recommend this book to the 5/5(1). Here Foote’s gunboats could not take on the heavy shore batteries unassisted, and Maj. Gen. John Pope’s infantry was cut off from the enemy by the river itself. Unless these forces could find a way to work together, the Union advance down the.

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Naval Institute [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: John D Milligan. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Reprint of the ed. published by U.S. Naval Institute, Annapolis, Md. Description: xxvii, pages. The Pook Turtles, or City-class gunboats to use their semi-official name, were war vessels intended for service on the Mississippi River during the American Civil were also sometimes Gunboats down the Mississippi book to as "Eads gunboats." The labels are applied to seven vessels of uniform design built from the keel up in Carondelet, Missouri shipyards owned by James Buchanan : $, approximate average.

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A chapter on the subject is best left to a book on Naval counter insurgency/5(4). The Mississippi River Squadron was the Union brown-water naval squadron that operated on the western rivers during the American Civil was initially created as a part of the Union Army, although it was commanded by naval officers, and was then known as the Western Gunboat Flotilla and sometimes as the Mississippi received its final designation when it was Branch: United States Navy, Union Navy.

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Three Goals: (1) Take a boat solo down the Mississippi from Minneapolis to New Orleans and write about the adventure to make a book, (2) Master piloting a foot boat through wing dams, floating logs, jetties, boils, eddies and waves, (3) Meet characters along the way so as to add color to books narrative.4/5.

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Battle of Vicksburg The Siege of Vicksburg was the final major action in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. In a series of maneuvers, Union Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and his Army of the Tennessee crossed the Mississippi River and drove the Confederate army of Lt.

Gen. John C. Pemberton into defensive lines surrounding the. Media in category "River gunboats of the American Civil War" The following 60 files are in this category, out of 60 total. Admiral Porter's fleet running the rebel blockade of the Mississippi at Vicksburg, April 16th LCCNjpg 6, × 5,; MB.

Civil War in Mississippi. K likes. Civil War in Mississippi is a page for those interested in books, events, programs, artifacts, archival resources, photographs, battlefields, etc. associated Followers: K. At the start of the American Civil War, neither side had warships on the Mississippi River and in the first few months both sides scrambled to gather a flotilla, converting existing riverboats for naval use.

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Haskell, Jr. and Richard B. Fowler. A trio of Confederate forts kept Rodgers and his “Mississippi Squadron” from pushing further south that summer—the wooden gunboats were an impressive sight but could not be expected to go toe-to-toe with Fort Donelson on the Cumberland River, Fort Henry on the Tennessee, or Columbus on the Mississippi.

Mississippi River Gunboats of the American Civil War by Angus Konstam,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(18). Foote's gunboats collectively formed the Western Flotilla.4 The flotilla's southward movement down the Mississippi River, and even its organization, was complicated because it was assigned to army command.

Book Description: Flowing from its source in northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi River borders or passes through ten different states and serves as one of the most important transportation systems in the United States.

During the Civil War, both sides believed that whoever controlled the river would ultimately be victorious. How the Mississippi River Made Mark Twain And Vice Versa No novelist captured the muddy waterway and its people like the creator of Huckleberry Finn, as a Author: David Carkeet.

The Federal troops seized the flag, some supplies and burned everything else. As they were leaving for the boat to return to Ship Island, the 3rd Mississippi came blazing out of the pine woods. The 9th Connecticut was driven down to the waterfront and, in an orderly manner, withdrew to their transport as the gunboats gave covering fire.

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Tell readers what you thought by rating and reviewing this book. Rate it * You Rated it *Brand: Bloomsbury Publishing. Hence, the Confederate forces probably would have been defeated if a ship to ship battle were attempted. However, with "compentent" use of wooden gunboats and in support of land forts and batteries they might have significantly delayed but not stopped the Union movement down the Mississippi and Tennessee Rivers.

Lower Mississippi from the Confederacy. The seven gunboats, nicknamed “Pook Turtles” of their resemblance to mud turtles, were constructed between August and January at an average cost of $, each. James Eads, a retired engineer who had made a fortune salvaging sunken vessels on the Western Waters, financed.

is the final year in the sesquicentennial celebration of the Civil War. A great Sunday drive that takes you through a little known but important part of the Vicksburg Campaign of the Civil War is the Steele’s Bayou Expedition driving tour. InMississippi’s Lower Delta Partnership received a grant through the National Park Service’s Lower Mississippi Delta.

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George Dewey, the future hero of Manila Bay; and word that Mississippi had been abandoned. Mississippi This book is derived from journals kept by Allan and Dianne Roden as they paddled down the entire Mississippi River in their home-made, cedar-strip canoe.

Accompanied by their Australian Cattle Dog, Annie, they started at the source of the Mississippi at Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota where the river is a small stream. Fascinated by mechanical gadgetry and technology, Lincoln introduced breechloaders and machine guns into warfare and promoted the use of incendiary weapons, ironclad warships, breechloading cannons, and aerial reconnaissance.

Robert Bruce chronicles the President's struggle against bureaucratic red tape and his dealings with the colorful parade of inventors. On the night of Apr. 16–17, David Dixon Porter ran gunboats and transports down the river past Vicksburg, and in the following days Grant marched his army south to meet the fleet and be transported across the river at Bruinsburg (c mi/48 km S of Vicksburg).

Re: Boating down the Mississippi to the Gulf. If you want to head to the gulf, why not take the Mississippi to the Ohio, the Ohio to Kentucky Lake, the the Tenn-Tom to Mobile.

Lot's more places to stop and way more user friendly. That's how most are doing the loop. Mississippi (mĬs´əsĬp´ē), one of the Deep South states of the United States. It is bordered by Alabama (E), the Gulf of Mexico (S), Arkansas and Louisiana, with most of that border formed by the Mississippi River (W), and Tennessee (N).

Facts and. Later, a boat came down and reported that Mississippi was aground and in trouble. While Sachem steamed to assist the distressed side wheeler, another boat appeared, rowing down, bringing Capt. Smith, Mississippi's commanding officer; Lt. George Dewey, the future hero of Manila Bay, and word that Mississippi had been abandoned.

Written as a long poem, this book tells the story of the Mississippi River from a time when giant mammoths roamed the continent, up to the present day.

It is a story packed with Indians and riverboats, Civil War gunships and modern tugs, floods and bountiful harvests and, of course, a vivid assortment of alligators and snakes. FRANK S. TAYLOR FAMILY AND ROYAL NAVY AMERICAN RIVER GUNBOATS.

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Operating under both Federal army and navy command during the Civil War, boats of the unit saw action in and near Arkansas for much of the war. Control of the Mississippi River was a major Union objective from the start of the war.

From the upper reaches of the Mississippi, which were in Federal hands, and from the Gulf of Mexico, Union gunboats came at the Confederacy in a two-pronged attack. Doggedly the Federal forces fought up and down the river, capturing Memphis, New Pages:

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