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Title:Gunboats Along The Mississippi
Author(s):Getz, Lowell L.
Subject(s):Brown river navies
Mississippi River Civil War naval battles
Fort Pillow
Battle for Memphis
Geographic Coverage:Mississippi River
Abstract:Accounts of the two major battles between the Union and Confederate “Brown water fleets” on the Mississippi River, 10 May (Fort Pillow) and 6 June (city of Memphis) 1862. The battle for Fort Pillow was essential a draw. In the city of Memphis engagement, the Union ironclads and rams destroyed or captured six of the seven Confederate River Defense boats. Thereafter, the Confederate river fleet was ineffective as a deterrent to the use of Union river boats as floating cannon platforms in attacks on Confederate strong points along the Mississippi River.
Issue Date:2015-03-05
Rights Information:Text Copyright by Lowell L. Getz. All Rights Reserved
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-03-05

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