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Tinclads in the Civil War : Union Light-Draught Gunboat Operations on Western Waters, 1862-1865

By: Smith, Myron J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2009Description: 1 online resource (433 p.).ISBN: 9780786457038.Subject(s): Gunboats -- History -- 19th century | Mississippi River Valley -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns | Mississippi River Valley -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Riverine operations | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Riverine operations | United States. Navy --History -- Civil War, 1861-1865Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Tinclads in the Civil War : Union Light-Draught Gunboat Operations on Western Waters, 1862-1865DDC classification: 973.3 | 973.35 LOC classification: E470.8 .S65 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Table of Contents; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Rivers and Steamboats; 2. Insurgents and Gunboats; 3. The Coming of the Tinclad; 4. Early Rounds, August-December 1862; 5. Tinclad River Guardians, January-April 1863; 6. Guerrilla Attacks and Morgan's Raid, May-December 1863; 7. Troubled Rivers, January-March 1864; 8. Fort Pillow, the Petrel, and Red River, April 1864; 9. The Big Guns of Brig. Gen. Major, Col. Greene, and Capt. Creuzbauer, May 1864; 10. Long, Hot Summer, 1864; 11. Decatur and Johnsonville, October-November 1864; 12. Nashville and Beyond, December 1864-April 1865
13. Winding Down, May to the Fall of 1865Appendix I; Appendix II; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: Once the Union Army gained control of the upper rivers of the Mississippi Valley during the first half of 1862, slow and heavy ironclads proved ineffective in patrolling the waters. Hastily outfitted steamboats were covered with thin armor and pressed into duty. These "tinclads" fought Confederate forces attacking from the riverbanks, provided convoy for merchant steamers, enforced revenue measures, and offered tow, dispatch, and other fleet support services. This history documents the service records and duties of these little-known vessels of the Union fleet.
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Cover; Table of Contents; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Rivers and Steamboats; 2. Insurgents and Gunboats; 3. The Coming of the Tinclad; 4. Early Rounds, August-December 1862; 5. Tinclad River Guardians, January-April 1863; 6. Guerrilla Attacks and Morgan's Raid, May-December 1863; 7. Troubled Rivers, January-March 1864; 8. Fort Pillow, the Petrel, and Red River, April 1864; 9. The Big Guns of Brig. Gen. Major, Col. Greene, and Capt. Creuzbauer, May 1864; 10. Long, Hot Summer, 1864; 11. Decatur and Johnsonville, October-November 1864; 12. Nashville and Beyond, December 1864-April 1865

13. Winding Down, May to the Fall of 1865Appendix I; Appendix II; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index

Once the Union Army gained control of the upper rivers of the Mississippi Valley during the first half of 1862, slow and heavy ironclads proved ineffective in patrolling the waters. Hastily outfitted steamboats were covered with thin armor and pressed into duty. These "tinclads" fought Confederate forces attacking from the riverbanks, provided convoy for merchant steamers, enforced revenue measures, and offered tow, dispatch, and other fleet support services. This history documents the service records and duties of these little-known vessels of the Union fleet.

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Prolific author Myron J. Smith, Jr., is emeritus library director and professor at Tusculum College, Greeneville, Tennessee.

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