THE CIVIL WAR: BIRTHPLACE OF THE NEW NAVY

R.L. Shelver

Abstract


When the campaigns of the American Civil War are recalled the names that come to mind are Petersburg, Gettysburg, Manassas, Fredericksburg and Bull Run. All of these were land battles, yet the soldiers' war contributed very little to the tactics or weaponry of modern warfare. On the other hand the unpublicised naval engagements of the era were punctuated with innovations that have remained part of today's Navy.

Keywords


campaigns of the American Civil War; weaponry of modern warfare; cigar-shaped steam-propelled torpedo boat; the Monitor; the Virginia

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5787/8-1-798

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