Author: Peter M. Chaitin
The Coastal War - Chesapeake Bay to Rio Grande (Civil War Series)
Size: 34.4 MB
This volume of the Civil War series looks at the Federal efforts to capture footholds in Florida, Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina. Amphibious landings in New Orleans and New Bern, NC would contribute to the Federal victory in the War as the Confederacy was slowly strangled. The Battles of Fort Wagner, Mobile Bay, the near-comic surrender of New Orleans, Fort Fisher ,and the story of the Swamp Angel are all told here. As always in the T-L Civil War series, this volume is a very engaging. The writing is excellent and it is backed up by great photos, artwork and maps (although the reliance on contemporary maps is irritating in places). Sidebars look at torpedoes (naval mines), paintings of Fort Sumter, heavy artillery, Farragut's vessels, and Savannah.