American Civil War Marines 1861–65

American Civil War Marines 1861–65 cover

American Civil War Marines 1861–65

Description

The part played in the Civil War by the small Marine Corps of the United and Confederate States is overshadowed by the confrontations of the great armies. Nevertheless, the coastal and riverine campaigns were of real importance, given the strategic significance of the Federal blockade of southern ports, and of the struggle for the Mississippi River. Marines wearing blue and grey fought in many dramatic actions afloat and ashore – ship-to-ship engagements, cutting-out expeditions, and coastal landings. This book offers a comprehensive summary of all such battles, illustrated with rare early photographs, and meticulously researched color plates detailing the often obscure minutiae of Marine uniforms and equipment.

Product details

Published Aug 20 2013
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781472805454
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 53 b/w; 8 col
Series Elite
Short code ELI 112
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Ron Field

Ron Field is an internationally acknowledged exper…

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Richard Hook

Richard Hook was born in 1938 and trained at Reiga…

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