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By Angus Konstam

Firstly of the yankee Civil conflict, neither aspect had warships at the Mississippi River, which used to be a necessary strategic artery. In what could end up the important naval crusade of the warfare, either side fought for keep watch over of the river. whereas the Confederates depended on box fortifications and small gunboats, the Union equipped a sequence of progressive river ironclads. First commissioned in January 1862, those ironclads spent the subsequent years struggling with for keep watch over of the Mississippi, struggling with in a string of decisive engagements that altered the total process the battle. This booklet explains how those vessels labored, how they have been built, how they have been manned and the way they have been fought.

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