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Union combined operations in the Civil War /
edited by Craig L. Symonds.
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New York : Fordham University Press, 2010.
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vi, 159 p.
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0823232867 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780823232864 (cloth : alk. paper)
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New York : Fordham University Press, 2010.
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0823232867 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780823232864 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Ambrose Burnside and Union combined operations in Pamlico Sound / David E. Long -- A thorn, not a dagger : strategic implications of Ambrose Burnside's North Carolina campaign / David C. Skaggs -- Very crude notions on the subject : William B. Franklin's amphibious assault at Eltham's Landing / Mark A. Snell -- The Union attack at Drewry's Bluff : an opportunity lost / Robert E. Sheridan -- Union combined operations on the Texas coast, 1863-64 / John P. Fisher -- Assailing Satan's kingdom : Union combined operations at Charleston / Francis J. DuCoin -- Grant moves south : combined operations on the James River, 1864 / Craig L. Symonds -- Closing down the kingdom : Union combined operations against Wilmington / Chris E. Fonvielle, Jr. -- The absence of decisive results : British sssessments of Union combined operations / Howard J. Fuller -- Combined operations in the Civil War : lessons learned, lessons forgotten / Edward H. Wiser.
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7092787
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2010-09-01:
Veteran Civil War scholar Symonds (emer., US Naval Academy) has edited eight case studies of US army-navy combined operations stretching from Virginia to Texas along the Confederate coastline. The actions, offered chronologically, all occurred during a time of great changes in martial doctrine and technology. Two additional essays consider international and postwar dimensions of the topic, i.e., "lessons learned." Among the locations visited are the North Carolina sounds, the James River, Charleston, SC, Wilmington, NC, and the Texas coast. Symonds examines important Union generals as well as Robert E. Lee on the other side. Interestingly, the slim and pricey book directs no study, except by reference, to the various 1862-64 Mississippi Valley campaigns, which are usually held up as examples of Civil War federal army-navy cooperation. Several of the essays address a perceived overappreciation of McClellan in Rowena Reed's seminal Combined Operations in the Civil War (CH, May'79). As a review of current scholarly thinking on different aspects of a topic of little-considered but lasting interest, this seacoast-oriented work has great virtue. One might still profitably employ Reed, however, perhaps prefacing that study with John D. Milligan's contextual introduction to the 1993 Bison Books edition of Reed. Summing Up: Recommended. All academic levels/libraries. M. J. Smith Jr. Tusculum College
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"Scholarly thinking on different aspects of a topic of little-considered but lasting interest, this seacoast-oriented work has great virtue . . . Recommended."-Choice
. . . the authors have treated this frequently overlooked topic in a stimulating manner. This book is a starting place for further discussion on this important subject. Scholarly thinking on different aspects of a topic of little-considered but lasting interest, this seacoast-oriented work has great virtue . . . Recommended.-M. J. Smith Jr. Prize-winning historian Craig Symonds has assembled a compelling collection of essays that clearly illustrate the importance of combined operation during the Civil War. Focusing on Union operations along the rebel coast that helped determine the outcome of the war, the authors reveal that success depended not only on technology, arms, and operational plans, but also on the personalities and the people involved.-Gene Allen Smith
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Summaries
Main Description
Despite a wealth of books on the campaigns of the American Civil War, the subject of combined or joint operations has been largely neglected. This revealing book offers ten case studies of combined Army-Navy operations by Union forces. Presented in chronological order, each essay illuminates an aspect of combined operations during a time of changing technology and doctrine. The essays cover the war alnng the "rebel coast," including the operations in the North Carolina Sounds in 1861 the Union thrusts up the York and James rivers during the Peninsular Campaign in 1862 and 1864, and the various Union efforts to seize rebel seaports from the Texas coast to Charleston and Wilmington in 1863-65, Concluding the volume are two essays that evaluate the impact of Union combined operations on subsequent doctrine in both the United States and England.
Main Description
Despite a wealth of books on the campaigns of the American Civil War, the subject of combined or joint operations has been largely neglected. This revealing book offers ten case studies of combined Army-Navy operations by Union forces. Presented in chronological order, each essay illuminatesan aspect of combined operations during a time of changing technology and doctrine. The essays cover the war along the "rebel coast," including the operations in the North Carolina Sounds in 1861, the Union thrusts up the York and James rivers during the Peninsular Campaign in 1862 and 1864, and the various Union efforts to seize rebel seaports from the Texas coast to Charlestonand Wilmington in 1863-65. Concluding the volume are two essays that evaluate the impact of Union combined operations on subsequent doctrine in both the United States and England.
Main Description
Despite a wealth of books on the campaigns of the American Civil War, the subject of combined or joint operations has been largely neglected. This revealing book offers ten case studies of combined Army-Navy operations by Union forces. Presented in chronological order, each essay illuminates an aspect of combined operations during a time of changing technology and doctrine. The essays cover the war along the "rebel coast," including the operations in the North Carolina Sounds in 1861, the Union thrusts up the York and James rivers during the Peninsular Campaign in 1862 and 1864, and the various Union efforts to seize rebel seaports from the Texas coast to Charleston and Wilmington in 1863-65. Concluding the volume are two essays that evaluate the impact of Union combined operations on subsequent doctrine in both the United States and England. Contributors: Francis J. Du Coin, John Fisher, Chris E. Fonvielle Jr., Howard J. Fuller, David E. Long, Robert Sheridan, David C. Skaggs, Mark A. Snell, Craig L. Symonds, Edward H. Wiser.
Main Description
Despite a wealth of books on the campaigns of the American Civil War, the subject of combined or joint operations has been largely neglected. This revealing book offers ten case studies of combined Army-Navy operations by Union forces. Presented in chronological order, each essay illuminates an aspect of combined operations during a time of changing technology and doctrine.The essays cover the war along the "rebel coast," including the operations in the North Carolina Sounds in 1861, the Union thrusts up the York and James rivers during the Peninsular Campaign in 1862 and 1864, and the various Union efforts to seize rebel seaports from the Texas coast to Charleston and Wilmington in 1863-65. Concluding the volume are two essays that evaluate the impact of Union combined operations on subsequent doctrine in both the United States and England.Contributors : Francis J. Du Coin, John Fisher, Chris E. Fonvielle Jr., Howard J. Fuller, David E. Long, Robert Sheridan, David C. Skaggs, Mark A. Snell, Craig L. Symonds, Edward H. Wiser.
Main Description
Despite a wealth of books on the campaigns of the American Civil War, the subject of combined or joint operations has been largely neglected. This revealing book offers ten case studies of combined Army'Navy operations by Union forces. Presented in chronological order, each essay illuminates an aspect of combined operations during a time of changing technology and doctrine.The essays cover the war along the 'œrebel coast,' including the operations in the North Carolina Sounds in 1861, the Union thrusts up the York and James rivers during the Peninsular Campaign in 1862 and 1864, and the various Union efforts to seize rebel seaports from the Texas coast to Charleston and Wilmington in 1863'65. Concluding the volume are two essays that evaluate the impact of Union combined operations on subsequent doctrine in both the United States and England.Contributors: Francis J. Du Coin, John Fisher, Chris E. Fonvielle Jr., Howard J. Fuller, David E. Long, Robert Sheridan, David C. Skaggs, Mark A. Snell, Craig L. Symonds, Edward H. Wiser.
Table of Contents
List of Figuresp. vii
List of Abbreviations Used in the Notesp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Burnside When He Was Brilliant: Ambrose Burnside and Union Combined Operations in Pamlico Soundp. 10
A Thorn, Not a Dagger: Strategic Implications of Ambrose Burnside's North Carolina Campaignp. 23
ôVery Crude Notions on the Subjectö: William B. Franklin's Amphibious Assault at Eltham's Landingp. 32
The Union Attack at Drewry's Bluff: An Opportunity Lostp. 44
Union Combined Operations on the Texas Coast, 1863–64p. 56
Assailing Satan's Kingdom: Union Combined Operations at Charlestonp. 74
Grant Moves South: Combined Operations on the James River, 1864p. 87
Closing Down the Kingdom: Union Combined Operations Against Wilmingtonp. 96
ôThe Absence of Decisive Resultsö: British Assessments of Union Combined Operationsp. 115
Union Combined Operations in the Civil War: Lessons Learned, Lessons Forgottenp. 135
List of Contributorsp. 152
Indexp. 155
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