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The CSS Albemarle and William Cushing : the remarkable Confederate ironclad and the Union officer who sank it /
Jim Stempel.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2011.
description
vi, 240 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0786465298 (softcover : alk. paper), 9780786465293 (softcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2011.
isbn
0786465298 (softcover : alk. paper)
9780786465293 (softcover : alk. paper)
abstract
"On October 27, 1864, two marvels of the Civil War collided on the Roanoke River. The first, Confederate ironclad Albemarle. The second, William B. Cushing, who had been selected to lead a virtual suicide mission to destroy the ironclad. This chronicle of the young officer's victory over the ironclad presents a tale of courage and accomplishment"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
8276645
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-238) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Jim Stempel is an authority of the Eastern campaigns of the American Civil War. He resides in western Maryland.
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Summaries
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On October 27, 1864, two marvels of the Civil War collided on the Roanoke River near Plymouth, North Carolina. The first was the formidable Confederate ironclad Albemarle, a 376-ton behemoth that had for months roamed the nearby rivers and waters of Albemarle Sound, defeating in turn everything the Federal Navy could throw at it. The second was William B. Cushing, a 21-year-old Federal naval lieutenant who had been selected to lead a virtual suicide mission to destroy the ironclad in her berth. This chronicle of the young officer's "David vs. Goliath" victory over the daunting ironclad presents a tale of courage and accomplishment.
Library of Congress Summary
"On October 27, 1864, two marvels of the Civil War collided on the Roanoke River. The first, Confederate ironclad Albemarle. The second, William B. Cushing, who had been selected to lead a virtual suicide mission to destroy the ironclad. This chronicle of the young officer's victory over the ironclad presents a tale of courage and accomplishment"--Provided by publisher.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. 1
Prologuep. 5
The Mosquito Fleetp. 13
A Close One, Sirp. 20
We Are About to Build a Large Number of Gun Boatsp. 26
When Fought as Gallantly as Thatp. 34
For Want of This Iron Our Work Has Been Going Backwardp. 41
Wrong Wharf, Wrong Boatp. 47
In High Favorp. 53
In a Cornfield at Edward's Ferryp. 60
A Presidential Complimentp. 65
Magnificent, Grim, Irresistiblep. 70
The Good Ship Albemarlep. 79
Shokokon to Monticellop. 85
Winter Offensivep. 91
The Essence of Impudencep. 96
All Ahead, Fullp. 102
Plymouth Is Oursp. 108
Heaven Has Crowned Our Efforts with Successp. 114
A Terrific Grand Waltzp. 119
Four Miles from Wilmingtonp. 127
Captain Cushing's Exploits in the Cape Fear Riverp. 134
Captain Cookep. 140
David against Goliathp. 147
To Prevent an Impending Calamityp. 151
Send the Boats Onp. 156
I Have Undertaken a Great Projectp. 160
You Must Not Hope to Returnp. 166
Pick Your Menp. 170
An Example of Coolness and Skillp. 176
The Fixed Determination to Escapep. 182
No More Gallant Thingp. 188
Dead Gone Sunkp. 193
It Is Donep. 198
Cheer Shipp. 202
Thanks of Congressp. 207
The Cost of the Nations Unityp. 211
Blind to the Factsp. 218
Epiloguep. 225
Chapter Notesp. 227
Bibliographyp. 237
indexp. 239
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