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Despite a wealth of books on the campaigns of the American Civil War, the subject of combined or joint operations has been largely neglected. This revealing book offers ten case studies of combined Army-Navy operations by Union forces. Presented in chronological order, each essay illuminates an aspect of combined operations during a time of changing technology and doctrine.



The essays cover the war along the "rebel coast," including the operations in the North Carolina Sounds in 1861, the Union thrusts up the York and James rivers during the Peninsular Campaign in 1862 and 1864, and the various Union efforts to seize rebel seaports from the Texas coast to Charleston and Wilmington in 1863-65. Concluding the volume are two essays that evaluate the impact of Union combined operations on subsequent doctrine in both the United States and England.



Contributors: Francis J. Du Coin, John Fisher, Chris E. Fonvielle Jr., Howard J. Fuller, David E. Long, Robert Sheridan, David C. Skaggs, Mark A. Snell, Craig L. Symonds, Edward H. Wiser.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Figures
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Abbreviations Used in the Notes
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-9
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  1. 1. Burnside When He Was Brilliant: Ambrose Burnside and Union Combined Operations in Pamlico Sound
  2. pp. 10-22
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  1. 2. A Thorn, Not a Dagger: Strategic Implications of Ambrose Burnside’s North Carolina Campaign
  2. pp. 23-31
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  1. 3 ‘‘Very Crude Notions on the Subject’’: William B. Franklin’s Amphibious Assault at Eltham’s Landing
  2. pp. 32-43
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  1. 4 The Union Attack at Drewry’s Bluff: An Opportunity Lost
  2. pp. 44-55
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  1. 5 Union Combined Operations on the Texas Coast, 1863–64
  2. pp. 56-73
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  1. 6. Assailing Satan’s Kingdom: Union Combined Operations at Charleston
  2. pp. 74-86
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  1. 7. Grant Moves South: Combined Operations on the James River, 1864
  2. pp. 87-95
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  1. 8. Closing Down the Kingdom: Union Combined Operations Against Wilmington
  2. pp. 96-114
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  1. 9. ‘‘The Absence of Decisive Results’’: British Assessments of Union Combined Operations
  2. pp. 115-134
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  1. 10. Union Combined Operations in the Civil War: Lessons Learned, Lessons Forgotten
  2. pp. 135-151
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 152-154
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 155-160
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  1. Series Page
  2. pp. 161-164
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780823249169
Related ISBN
9780823232864
MARC Record
OCLC
779699379
Pages
240
Launched on MUSE
2012-07-18
Language
English
Open Access
No
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