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Title:Union Gunboat Action on the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers, 1861-1864
Author(s):Getz, Lowell L.
Subject(s):Civil War
Naval Forces, Western Waters
River Gunboats
Cumberland River
Tennessee River
Fort Henry
Fort Donelson
Battle of Shiloh
Battle of Pittsburg Landing
Abstract:Soon after the start of the Civil War, the Union began planning to drive Confederate forces from Kentucky and Tennessee. Control of the river systems of the region was necessary to for movement of forces and materials and to ensure safety of supply lines in these operations. This account describes the activities of the Union gunboats involved in support of military operations on the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers from October 1861-December 1861-1864.
Issue Date:2020-10-27
Rights Information:Text Copyright 2020 by Lowell L. Getz. All Rights Reserved
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-10-27

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