American Civil War Marines 1861-65
Publication Date: October 2004
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The part played in the Civil War (1861-1865) by the small Marine Corps of the United and Confederate States is overshadowed by the confrontations of the great armies. Nevertheless, the coastal and riverine campaigns were of real importance, given the strategic significance of the Federal blockade of southern ports, and of the struggle for the Mississippi River. Marines wearing blue and grey fought in many dramatic actions afloat and ashore - ship-to-ship engagements, cutting-out expeditions, and coastal landings. This book offers a comprehensive summary of all such battles, illustrated with rare early photographs, and meticulously researched color plates detailing the often obscure minutiae of Marine uniforms and equipment.
About the AuthorRon Field is a retired history teacher and an award-winning author of nineteenth century military history. He is a Fellow of The Company of Military Historians and senior editor of Military Images.
Richard Hook is an internationally acclaimed artist, renowned for his paintings of Native American culture.