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 collect a flotilla, changing current riverboats for naval use. those ships have been reworked into robust naval guns regardless of a scarcity of assets, expert manpower and compatible vessels. The production of a river fleet used to be a miracle of ingenuity, improvisation and logistics, really for the South. This identify describes their layout, improvement and operation through the American Civil struggle.
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