Fort Fisher: Amphibious Victory in the American Civil War

Fort Fisher: Amphibious Victory in the American Civil War

by Naval War College

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Overview

Historians and military professionals tend to agree on the importance of
large armies to the outcome of the American CivilWar. Somuch attention
has focused on the major battles and leaders of land warfare that other elements of military significance often receive less attention than deserved. Yet the ultimate victory of Union forces resulted froma total war effort, involving political, diplomatic, economic, military, and naval power. In no arena of conflict did the Union hold greater advantage than in its ability to assert naval force and conduct amphibious operations, and no operation in the entire Civil War better illustrates the Union’s ability to leverage amphibious power projection than the assault on Fort Fisher at the mouth of the Cape Fear River. The actions taken to capture Fort Fisher and thereby close down the last effective Confederate port— Wilmington, North Carolina—represent a particularly rich opportunity to study the amphibious elements of that war.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149479597
Publisher: Pennyhill Press
Publication date: 03/04/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 310 KB

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Fort Fisher: Amphibious Victory in the American Civil War 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tried this on 3 readers and could not read this book...a shame, interesting topic