Defending The Arteries Of Rebellion: Confederate Naval Operations In The Mississippi River Valley, 1861-1865
- American History, Civil War
The fight for the Mississippi
When it comes to the Civil War, most studies of the Mississippi River focus on Union campaigns to open and control it, while overlooking Southern attempts to stop them. Jefferson Davis realized the value of the Mississippi River, which he described as the “great artery of the Confederacy.”
Neil Chatelain’s Defending the Arteries of Rebellion is the first modern full-length treatment of naval operations from the Confederate perspective. Chatelain grounds his study in extensive archival and firsthand accounts, official records, and a keen understanding of terrain and geography. The result is a fast-paced, well-crafted, and endlessly fascinating book that is sure to please the most discriminating student of the Civil War.
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|Release Date:||September 14, 2020|