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Tinclads in the Civil War Union light-draught gunboat operations on western waters, 1862-1865 by Myron J. Smith

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Published by McFarland & Co. in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementMyron J. Smith, Jr
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE470.8 .S65 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 423 p. :
Number of Pages423
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24562352M
ISBN 100786435798
ISBN 109780786435791
LC Control Number2009042186
OCLC/WorldCa368029757

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Tinclads in the Civil War book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Once the Union Army gained control of the upper rivers of the Mi /5.   The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Tinclads in the Civil War: Union Light-Draught Gunboat Operations on Western Waters, by Myron J. Smith at Barnes Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your : McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers. Tinclad Boats Civil War Facts. Their were a type of many riverboats, lightly armored, and used throughout the Mississippi River system. They were armed with 32pdr smooth bores, and armored with to.5 inch sheetmetal. They were called "Tinclads" by the brownwater Union navy.   The new volume, Tinclads in the Civil War, is similarly broad. It is unfortunate that the costs of these books will likely keep them from the scale of personal library circulation that they abundantly deserve (the latest book is a paperback, priced at $55).

With previous books detailing the career of Le Roy Fitch and the operations of the U.S. Navy timberclad gunboats, Myron J. Smith's Tinclads in the Civil War is a continuation of what has become something of an informal series dealing with the naval war on the western waters. Tinclad warships were basically purpose built or retrofitted steam.   Civil War Book News began in November as a web page. This new site applies a blog format in organizing information. The aim here remains to offer as complete a list of new adult Civil War books as possible. Contact editor Dimitri Rotov at this email address: rotobo-x [at] mailcity [.] c-o-m with suggestions or complaints. Read "Tinclads in the Civil War Union Light-Draught Gunboat Operations on Western Waters, " by Myron J. Smith, Jr. available from Rakuten Kobo. Once the Union Army gained control of the upper rivers of the Mississippi Valley during the first half of , slow and Brand: Mcfarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. CWT Book Review: Tinclads in the Civil War Tinclads in the Civil War: Union Light-Draught Gunboat Operations on Western Waters, by Myron J. Smith Jr., McFarland Publishers There is a logical reason that the light-draft gunboats known as “tinclads” tend to be.