By Angus Konstam
Before everything of the yank Civil battle, neither aspect had warships at the Mississippi River and within the first few months each side scrambled to assemble a flotilla, changing current riverboats for naval use. those ships have been remodeled into robust naval guns regardless of an absence of assets, educated manpower and compatible vessels. The construction of a river fleet used to be a miracle of ingenuity, improvisation and logistics, quite for the South. This identify describes their layout, improvement and operation through the American Civil conflict.
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