By Angus Konstam
Initially of the yank Civil struggle, neither facet had warships at the Mississippi River and within the first few months either side scrambled to assemble a flotilla, changing current riverboats for naval use. those ships have been remodeled into robust naval guns regardless of a scarcity of assets, knowledgeable manpower and appropriate vessels. The construction of a river fleet was once a miracle of ingenuity, improvisation and logistics, relatively for the South. This identify describes their layout, improvement and operation through the American Civil battle.
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