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Civil War, 1861-1865


Anderson, Bern. By Sea and by River: The Naval History of the Civil War. New York: Knopf: 1962. 303 pp.

Bastian, David F. "Opening of the Mississippi During the Civil War." In New Aspects of Naval History: Selected Papers From the Fifth Naval History Symposium, edited by Department of History, U.S. Naval Academy, 129-136. Baltimore: Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co., 1985.

Baxter, James P. The Introduction of the Ironclad Warship. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 1933. 398 pp. (Reprinted 1968 by Archon).

Bearss, Edwin C. Hardluck Ironclad: The Sinking and Salvage of the Cairo, Being a First-hand Account of the Discovery of the Torpedoed Union Gunboat and of Operations to Raise Her From the Bottom of the Yazoo . . . Including a History of the Western Flotilla of Which She Was a Part. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press, 1966. 208 pp.

Bennett, Frank M. Steam Navy of the United States: A History of the Growth of the Steam Vessel of War in the U.S. Navy, and of the Naval Engineer Corps . . . . Pittsburgh: Warren, 1896. 953 pp. (Reprinted 1970 by Greenwood).

-----. The Monitor and the Navy Under Steam. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1900. 369 pp.

Bernath, Stuart L. Squall Across the Atlantic: American Civil War Prize Cases and Diplomacy. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 1970. 229 pp.

Bigelow, John. France and the Confederate Navy, 1862-1868: An International Episode. New York: Harper & Bros., 1888. 247 pp. (Reprinted 1968 by Bergman Pubs.; 1973 by Books for Libraries; 1980 by Library Resources as LAC Microbook).

Blay, John S. The Civil War: A Pictorial Profile. New York: Crowell, 1958. 342 pp.

Boykin, Edward C. Ghost Ship of the Confederacy: The Story of the Alabama and Her Captain, Raphael Semmes. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1957. 404 pp.

-----. Sea Devil of the Confederacy: The Story of the Florida and Her Captain, John Newland Maffitt. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1959. 306 pp.

Boynton, Charles B. The History of the Navy During the Rebellion. New York: Appleton, 1867-68. 2 vols.

Bradlee, Francis B. C. Blockade Running During the Civil War and the Effect of Land and Water Transportation on the Confederacy. Salem, Mass.: Essex Institute, 1925. 340 pp. (Reprinted 1974 by Porcupine Press). Originally reprinted from the Historical Collections of the Essex Institute, Vols. 60 and 61.
Bradlow, Edna and Frank. Here Comes the Alabama: The Career of a Confederate Raider. Cape Town, Amsterdam: A. A. Balkema, 1958. 128 pp. (Distributed in U.S. by Verry).

Bulloch, James D. The Secret Service of the Confederate States in Europe, or How the Confederate Cruisers Were Equipped. London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1883. 2 vols. (Reprinted 1959 by Yoseloff; 1972 by B. Franklin).

Carse, Robert. Blockade: The Civil War at Sea. New York: Rinehart, 1958. 279 pp.

Case, Lynn M., and Warren F. Spencer. The United States and France: Civil War Diplomacy. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1970. 747 pp.

Cochran, Hamilton. Blockade Runners of the Confederacy. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1958. 350 pp.

Cooling, Benjamin Franklin. Forts Henry and Donelson: The Key to the Confederate Heartland. Knoxville: Univ. of Tennessee Press, 1987. 354 pp.

Coontz, Robert E. From the Mississippi to the Sea. Philadelphia: Dorrance & Co., 1930. 483 pp.

Cornish, Dudley T. "Lincoln's Lee: Samuel Phillips Lee and the Tightening of Anaconda's Coils." In New Aspects of Naval History: Selected Papers From the Fifth Naval History Symposium, edited by Department of History, U.S. Naval Academy, 137-144. Baltimore: Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co., 1985.

Courtemanche, Regis A. No Need of Glory: The British Navy in American Waters, 1860-1864. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1977. 204 pp.

Cranwell, John P. Spoilers of the Sea: Wartime Raiders in the Age of Steam. New York: Norton, 1941. 308 pp. (Reprinted 1970 by Books for Libraries).

Cunningham, Edward. The Port Hudson Campaign, 1862-1863. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press, 1963. 174 pp.

Daly, Robert W. How the Merrimac Won: The Strategic Story of the C.S.S. Virginia. New York: Crowell, 1957. 211 pp.

Davis, William C. Duel Between the First Ironclads. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1975. 201 pp.

Donovan, Frank R. Ironclads of the Civil War. American Heritage Junior Library. New York: American Heritage, 1964. 153 pp.

Dudley, William S. Going South: U.S. Navy Officer Resignations & Dismissals on the Eve of the Civil War. Naval Historical Foundation Publication, Series 2, No. 27. Washington: Naval Historical Foundation, 1981. 55 pp.

Dufour, Charles L. The Night the War Was Lost. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1960. 427 pp.

An account of the Battle of New Orleans.


Du Pont, Samuel F. Samuel Francis Du Pont: A Selection From His Civil War Letters. Edited by John D. Hayes. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 1969. 3 vols.

Eller, Ernest M., and Dudley W. Knox. The Civil War at Sea. Washington: Naval Historical Foundation, 1961. 22 pp.

Fowler, William M. Under Two Flags: The American Navy in the Civil War. New York: Norton, 1990. 352 pp.

Fox, Gustavus V. Confidential Correspondence of Gustavus V. Fox, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1861-1865. Edited by Robert M. Thompson and Richard Wainwright. New York: Naval History Society, 1918-19. 2 vols.

Hoehling, Adolph A. Thunder at Hampton Roads. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1976. 232 pp.

Jameson, Edwin M., and Sanford Sternlicht. The Black Devil of the Bayous: The Life and Times of the United States Steam Sloop Hartford, 1858-1957. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Gregg Press, 1970. 205 pp.

Johnson, Ludwell H. Red River Campaign: Politics and Cotton in the Civil War. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1958. 318 pp.

Jones, Virgil C. The Civil War at Sea. New York: Holt, 1960-62. 3 vols.

Jones, Wilbur D. The Confederate Rams at Birkenhead: A Chapter in Anglo-American Relations. Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Confederate Pub. Co., 1961. 124 pp.

Keeler, William F. Aboard the USS Florida, 1863-65: The Letters of Paymaster William Frederick Keeler, to His Wife, Anna. Edited by Robert W. Daly. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1968. 252 pp.

-----. Aboard the USS Monitor, 1862: The Letters of Acting Paymaster William Frederick Keeler, U.S. Navy, to His Wife, Anna. Edited by Robert W. Daly. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1964. 278 pp.

MacBride, Robert. Civil War Ironclads: The Dawn of Naval Armor. Philadelphia: Chilton, 1962. 185 pp.

McCordock, Robert S. The Yankee Cheese Box. Philadelphia: Dorrance, 1938. 470 pp.

Melton, Maurice. The Confederate Ironclads. So. Brunswick, N.J.: Yoseloff, 1968. 319 pp.

Merli, Frank J. Great Britain and the Confederate Navy, 1861-1865. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 1970. 342 pp.

-----. "The Confederate Navy, 1861-1865." In In Peace and War: Interpretations of American Naval History, 1775-1984, 2d ed., edited by Kenneth J. Hagan, 126-144. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1984.

Merrill, James M. Battle Flags South: The Story of the Civil War Navies on Western Waters. Rutherford, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. Press, 1970. 334 pp.

-----. The Rebel Shore: The Story of Union Sea Power in the Civil War. Boston: Little, Brown, 1957. 246 pp.

Milligan, John D., comp. From the Fresh-Water Navy, 1861-64: The Letters of Acting Master's Mate Henry R. Browne and Acting Ensign Symmes E. Browne. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1970. 327 pp.

-----. Gunboats Down the Mississippi. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1965. 217 pp.

Munden, Kenneth W., and Henry P. Beers. Guide to Federal Archives Relating to the Civil War. Washington: National Archives, National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration, 1962. 721 pp.

The Navy in the Civil War. New York: Scribner, 1883. 3 vols. (Reprinted 1959 by Blue & Grey; 1968 by B. Franklin).

Vol. 1, The Blockade and the Cruisers by James R. Soley. 257 pp.

Vol. 2, The Atlantic Coast by Daniel Ammen. 273 pp.

Vol. 3, The Gulf and Inland Waters by Alfred T. Mahan. 267 pp.

Owsley, Frank L., Jr. The CSS Florida: Her Building and Operations. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1965. 208 pp.

Peterson, Harold L. Notes on Ordnance of the American Civil War, 1861-1865. Washington: American Ordnance Assn., 1959. 20 pp.

Porter, David D. Naval History of the Civil War. New York: Sherman, 1886. 843 pp.

Price, Marcus W. "Blockade Running as a Business in South Carolina During the War Between the States, 1861-1865." American Neptune 9 (January 1949): 31-62.

-----. "Four From Bristol." American Neptune 17 (October 1957): 249-261.

-----. "Ships That Tested the Blockade of the Carolina Ports, 1861-1865." American Neptune 8 (July 1948): 196-241.

-----. "Ships That Tested the Blockade of the Georgia and East Florida Ports, 1861-1865." American Neptune 15 (January 1955): 97-132.

-----. "Ships That Tested the Blockade of the Gulf Ports, 1861-1865." American Neptune 2 (January 1951): 262-290; 12 (1952): 52-59, 154-161, 229-239.

Reed, Rowena. Combined Operations in the Civil War. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1978. 468 pp.

Robinson, William M., Jr. The Confederate Privateers. New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 1928. 372 pp. (Reprinted 1990 by Univ. of South Carolina Press).

Scharf, John T. History of the Confederate States Navy From Its Organization to the Surrender of Its Last Vessel . . . New York: Rogers & Sherwood, 1887. 824 pp. (Reprinted 1969 by Books for Libraries).

Silverstone, Paul H. Warships of the Civil War Navies. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1989. 271 pp.

Sinclair, Arthur. Two Years on the Alabama. Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1896. 344 pp. (Reprinted 1989 by Naval Institute Press).

Spencer, Warren F. The Confederate Navy in Europe. University: Univ. of Alabama Press, 1983. 268 pp.

Stern, Philip Van Doren. Confederate Navy: A Pictorial History. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1962. 252 pp.

Still, William N., Jr. Confederate Shipbuilding. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press, 1969. 110 pp.

-----. Iron Afloat: The Story of the Confederate Armorclads. Nashville, Tenn.: Vanderbilt Univ. Press, 1971. 260 pp.

Summersell, Charles G. CSS Alabama: Builder, Captain, and Plans. University: Univ. of Alabama Press, 1985. 135 pp.

-----. The Cruise of C.S.S. Sumter. Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Confederate Pub. Co., 1965. 187 pp.

U.S. Naval History Division. Civil War Naval Chronology, 1861-1865. Washington: GPO, 1971. 477 pp.

Originally published in six parts, plus index, 1961-1966.

-----. Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Edited by James L. Mooney and others. Washington: GPO 1959-.

Appendix 2, vol. 2, entitled "Confederate Forces Afloat," includes ships' histories and data, with annexes on Confederate Privateers, the River Defense Fleet, the Texas Marine Department and the Stone Fleet. Appendix 1, vol. 5, includes an account of the Union Stone Fleets.

U.S. Office of Naval Records and Library. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. Washington: GPO, 1894-1922.

Series 1, 27 vols.; Series 2, 3 vols.; General Index, 1927.

Wegner, Dana M. "The Union Navy, 1861-1865." In In Peace and War: Interpretations of American Naval History, 1775-1984, 2d ed., edited by Kenneth J. Hagan, 107-125. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1984.

Welles, Gideon. Diary. Edited by Howard K. Beale. New York: Norton, 1960. 3 vols.

Welles served as Secretary of the Navy under Presidents Lincoln and Johnson. Diary originally published in 1911 by Houghton Mifflin. New edition indicates all additions, alterations, and omissions made either by Welles or by the editor.

Wells, Tom H. The Confederate Navy: A Study in Organization. University: Univ. of Alabama Press, 1971. 182 pp.

West, Richard S. Mr. Lincoln's Navy. New York: Longmans, Green, 1957. 328 pp.

Westwood, Howard C. "Benjamin Butler's Naval Brigade." Civil War History 34 (1988): 253-270.

White, William C., and Ruth. Tin Can on a Shingle. New York: Dutton, 1957. 176 pp.

Wilson, Herbert W. Ironclads in Action: A Sketch of Naval Warfare From 1855 to 1895, With Some Account of the Development of the Battleship in England. Boston: Little, Brown, 1896. 2 vols.

Vol. 1: 1-209 covers the Civil War.

Wise, Stephen R. Lifeline of the Confederacy: Blockade Running During the Civil War. Columbia: Univ. of South Carolina Press, 1988. 403 pp. 

Published: Mon May 07 14:48:15 EDT 2018