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Admiral David Glasgow Farragut: The Civil War Years
by Chester G. Hearn
(Hardcover)

Admiral David Dixon Porter: The Civil War Years
by Chester G. Hearn
(Hardcover)

The Alabama and the Kearsarge: The Sailor's Civil War
by William Marvel
Hardcover from Univ of North Carolina Pr

Andrew Foote: Civil War Admiral on Western Waters (Library of Naval Biography)
by Spencer C. Tucker
(Hardcover)

The Battle of the Ironclads (The Civil War History Series)
by John V. Quarstein
(Paperback)

Civil War Ironclads: The U.S. Navy and Industrial Mobilization (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology)
by William H. Roberts
(Hardcover)

Civil War Navies, 1855-1883 (U.S. Navy Warship Series)
by Paul H. Silverstone
(Hardcover)
 

Confederate Blockade Runner 1861-1865 (New Vanguard 92)
by Angus Konstam, Tony Bryan
The lifeblood of the Confederacy, the blockade runners of the Civil War usually began life as regular fast steam-powerec merchant ships. This book traces their operational history and examines their engines, crews, tactics, and wartime exploits.
Paperback from Osprey Pub Co
 
Confederate Commando and Fleet Surgeon
by John Worth Lynn
(Hardcover)

Confederate Admiral: The Life and Wars of Franklin Buchanan (Library of Naval Biography)
by Craig L. Symonds
Hardcover: 256 pages
United States Naval Inst.; ISBN: 1557508445; (September )

The Confederate Blockade of Washington, D.C. 1861-1862
by Mary Alice Wills
(Paperback)
 

Confederate Ironclad 1861-65 (New Vanguard, 41)
Confederate Ironclad 1861-65 (New Vanguard 41)
by Angus Konstam, Tony Bryan
The creation of a Confederate ironclad fleet was a miracle of ingenuity, improvisation and logistics. Surrounded by a superior enemy fleet, Confederate designers, adapted existing vessels or created new ones from the keel up with the sole purpose of breaking the naval stranglehold on the nascent country. Her ironclads were built in remote cornfields, on small inland rivers or in naval yards within sight of the enemy. The result was an unorthodox but remarkable collection of vessels, which were able to contest the rivers and coastal waters of the South for five years.
Paperback from Osprey Pub Co
 
The Confederate Navy: The Ships, Men and Organization, 1861-65
by William N. Still (Editor)
(Hardcover)

Confederate Navy Quizzes and Facts
by R. Thomas Campbell
(Paperback)

Confederate Phoenix: The CSS Virginia
by R. Thomas Campbell, Alan B. Flanders
(Hardcover)

Confederate Raider 1861-65 (New Vanguard, 64)
by Angus Konstam, Tony Bryan
This book describes the reasons which forced the Confederates to resort to commerce raiding, and outlines the way in which these craft were converted or specially built to perform their role. It details not only the way these craft were operated and manned, but also their brutal attacks, daring escapes, and climactic battles against the large numbers of Union warships forced to hunt them down.
Paperback from Osprey Pub Co

Cottonclads!: The Battle of Galveston and the Defense of the Texas Coast (Civil War Campaigns and Commanders)
by Donald S. Frazier, Grady McWhiney (Editor)
(Paperback)

The Cruise of the Alabama and the Sumter
by Raphael Semmes
(Hardcover)

CSS Alabama: Anatomy of a Confederate Raider
by Andrew Bowcock
(Hardcover)

The CSS Hunley: The Greatest Undersea Adventure of the Civil War
by Richard Bak
(Hardcover)

Divided Waters: The Naval History of the Civil War
by Ivan Musicant
(Hardcover)

Duel Between the First Ironclads
by William C. Davis
(Paperback - May 1981)
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Duel Between the First Ironclads
by William C. Davis
(Paperback - May 1981)

Duel of the Ironclads: The Monitor Vs. the Virginia
by Patrick O'Brien
(Hardcover)

Fire on the Water: The Uss Kearsarge and the Css Alabama
by James Gindlesperger
Hardcover from Burd Street Press

Fire and Thunder: Exploits of the Confederate States Navy
by R. Thomas Campbell
(Hardcover)

Gray Thunder: Exploits of the Confederate States Navy
by R. Thomas Campbell, Thomas R. Campbell
(Hardcover)

Gunsmoke over the Atlantic: First Naval Actions of the Civil War
by Jack D. Coombe
(Hardcover)

The Hunt for the Albemarle: Anatomy of a Gunboat War
by John W. Hinds
(Hardcover)

Hunters of the Night: Confederate Torpedo Boats in the War Between the States
by R. Thomas Campbell
(Paperback)

A History of the Confederate Navy
by Raimondo Luraghi, Paolo E. Coletta (Translator)
(Hardcover)

Hurricane of Fire: The Union Assault on Fort Fisher
by Charles M. Robinson
(Hardcover)

Iron Courage: Confederate Ironclads in the War Between the States
by R., Thomas Campbell
(Paperback)
 

Iron from the Deep: The Discovery and Recovery of the USS Monitor
Iron from the Deep: The Discovery and Recovery of the USS Monitor
by Robert E. Sheridan
Book Description: Robert Sheridan has been part of the Monitor story since the 1970s, when his research vessel first made sonar contact with the long-lost wreck of the famous Civil War ironclad, and he collected the first identifiable artifact. In this book he combines his firsthand perspective of the Monitor's discovery and efforts to save her artifacts with an authoritative history of the ship that revolutionized naval ship design. Opening chapters discuss the ship's construction, her successful battle with the Merrimac in 1862 that spelled the end of wooden warships, and the Monitor's sinking later that year off Cape Hatteras. Comments from the secretary of the Navy who spurred the building of the Monitor, the captain who ordered her into action, and the young lieutenant who survived the sinking, add color to these historically significant events. In addition to his personal account of the discovery of the Monitor, Sheridan addresses the issue of controls over the wreck and recovery proposals. He describes his nearly twenty years of lobbying to convince Congress that the Monitor's deterioration called for action. The book's final chapters chronicle the raising of artifacts from this national treasure. Although several books have been written about the dramatic history of the Yankee ironclad, and several others have been published about attempts to recover her, this is the first to cover both subjects in detail. 29 photographs. 10 line drawings. Map. Bibliography. Index. 6 x 9 inches. 
Hardcover from United States Naval Inst.
 
Ironclads and Big Guns of the Confederacy : The Journal and Letters of John M. Brooke (Studies in Maritime History)
by George M. Brooke Jr. (Editor)
(Hardcover)

Ironclads and Columbiads: The Coast (The Civil War in North Carolina, V. 3)
by William R. Trotter
(Paperback - March 1991)

Ironclads and Blockades in the Civil War (Untold History of the Civil War)
by Douglas J. Savage
(Library Binding)

Ironclads at War: The Origin and Development of the Armored Warship, 1854-1891
by Jack Greene, Alessandro Massignani
(Hardcover)

Ironclads and Big Guns of the Confederacy : The Journal and Letters of John M. Brooke (Studies in Maritime History)
by George M. Brooke Jr. (Editor)
(Hardcover)

Ironclads and Paddlers
by Ian Marshall (Illustrator), John Maxtone-Graham
(Hardcover - November 1993)

Ironclads and Columbiads: The Coast (The Civil War in North Carolina, V. 3)
by William R. Trotter
(Paperback - March 1991)

Invasion and Conquest of North Carolina: Anatomy of a Gunboat War
by John W. Hinds
(Hardcover)

Lincoln's Navy: The Ships, Men and Organization, 1861-65
by Donald L. Canney, Don L. Canney
(Hardcover)

Life in Mr. Lincoln's Navy
by Dennis J. Ringle
(Hardcover)

Manet and the American Civil War: The Battle of U.S.S Kearsarge and C.S.S. Alabama
by David Degner, Juliet Wilson-Bareau
Listed under Manet

Monitor: The Story of the Legendary Civil War Ironclad and the Man Whose Invention Changed the Course of History
by James Tertius De Kay, James Tertius De Kay
(Hardcover)
 

Mississippi River Gunboats of the American Civil War 1861-65 (New Vanguard 69)
by Angus Konstam, Tony Bryan
At the start of the American Civil War, both sides scrambled to gather a flotilla on the Mississippi River, converting existing riverboats for naval use. These ships were transformed into powerful naval weapons despite a lack of resources, trained manpower and suitable vessels. The creation of a river fleet was a miracle of ingenuity, improvisation and logistics, and this tide describes their design, development and operation throughout the American Civil War.
Paperback from Osprey Pub Co
 
The Naval History of the Civil War
by David D. Porter
(Paperback)

A Quest for Glory: A Biography of Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren
by Robert J., Jr. Schneller, John Schneller
(Hardcover)

Raising the Hunley: The Remarkable History and Recovery of the Lost Confederate Submarine [ABRIDGED]
by Brian Hicks, et al
(Audio CD)

Raiders and Blockaders: The American Civil War Afloat
by William N. Jr. Still, et al
(Paperback)

Rebels and Yankees: Naval Battles of the Civil War
by Chester G. Hearn
(Hardcover)

Southern Thunder: Exploits of the Confederate States Navy
by R. Thomas Campbell
(Hardcover)

A Short History of the Civil War at Sea (The American Crisis Series, No. 5)
by Spencer Tucker
(Paperback)

Southern Fire: Exploits of the Confederate States Navy
by R. Thomas Campbell
(Hardcover)

Success Is All That Was Expected: The South Atlantic Blockading Squadron During the Civil War
by Robert M., Jr. Browning
(Hardcover)

Shark of the Confederacy: The Story of the Css Alabama
by Charles M., III Robinson
(Hardcover)

Ships Versus Shore: Civil War Engagements Along Southern Shores and Rivers
by Dave Page
(Paperback)

Thunder Along the Mississippi: The River Battles That Split the Confederacy
by Jack D. Coombe
(Hardcover)

USS New Ironsides in the Civil War: William H. Roberts
by William H. Roberts
(Hardcover)

Under Two Flags: The American Navy in the Civil War (Bluejacket Books)
by William M., Jr. Fowler
(Paperback)

Union and Confederate Submarine Warfare in the Civil War
by Mark K. Ragan
Most Civil War enthusiasts have heard about the Hunley, the Confederate submarine that sank the USS Housatonic on February 17, 1864. Less well known, however, is that the Hunley was not alone in the water. Both the Union and the Confederacy built submarines; many were operational and patrolled for enemy ships. In Union and Confederate Submarine Warfare in the Civil War, Mark K. Ragan brings this little-known history to the surface. Ragan, who served as consultant on the 1999 TNT movie Hunley, uses contemporary letters, newspaper accounts, factory records, and log books to recount the early history of submarine warfare--from Bushnell's Turtle to the Hunley, from the Alligator to the Intelligent Whale. Many observers were enthusiastic about the new technology, describing it as "as formidable as it is economical." Others were violently opposed, labeling submarines "unchivalrous" and "infernal machines." For better or worse, the submarine was here to stay.

Thoroughly researched, engagingly written, well illustrated, and featuring an introduction by Clive Cussler (who led the successful 1995 effort to locate the sunken Hunley), Submarine Warfare deserves a place on every Civil War buff's bookshelf. --Sunny Delaney - Amazon.com
(Hardcover)
 

Union Monitor 1861-65
Union Monitor 1861-65 (New Vanguard 45)
by Angus Konstam, Tony Bryan
Paperback from Osprey Pub Co
 
A Most Fortunate Ship: A Narrative History of Old Ironsides
by Tyrone G. Martin
(Hardcover)
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Northern Naval Superiority and the Economics of the American Civil War
by David G. Surdam
(Hardcover)
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War, Technology, and Experience Aboard the USS Monitor
by David A. Mindell
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Blockade Runners and Ironclads: Naval Action in the Civil War (First Book)
by Wallace B. Black, Jean F. Blashfield
(School & Library Binding)
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The Hunley : Submarines, Sacrifice, & Success in the Civil War
Mark K. Ragan
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Naval Warfare : Courage and Combat on the Water
John C. Wideman
Hardcover
A thorough and engaging account of the American Civil War as it was played out on the high seas and along the major rivers of the United States. Every important battle in which naval power played a part is discussed in detail, along with such innovations as the construction of ironclad warships, the development of combined operations involving both sea and land forces, and the deployment of a (barely) working submarine.
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Anderson, Bern. By Sea and By River: The Naval History of the Civil War. New York: Knopf, 1962. 
Bearss, Edwin C. Hardluck Ironclad. Baton Rouge LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1966. 
Campbell, R. Thomas. Gray Thunder: Exploits of the Confederate States Navy. Shippensburg PA: Burd Street Press, 1996.
Southern Thunder, Southern Fire, Fire and Thunder - Stories of the Confederate Navy
Davis, William C. Duel Between the First Ironclads. Garden City NY: Doubleday, 1975. 
Duffy, James P. Lincoln's Admiral: The Civil War Campaigns of David G. Farragut. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1997. 
Chester G. Hearn: Admiral David Glasgow Farragut: The Civil War Years. 
Hearn, Chester G. Gray Raiders of the Sea. Baton Rouge LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1992.
Jones, Virgil Carrington. The Civil War at Sea (3 vols). New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1960. 
Marvel, William. The Alabama and the Kearsarge: The Sailor's Civil War. Chapel Hill NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1996. 
Page, Dave. Ships versus Shore. Nashville TN: Rutledge Hill Press, 1994. 
Pratt, Fletcher. Civil War on Western Waters. New York: Henry Holt, 1956. 
Jack D. Coombe: Thunder Along the Mississippi
Spencer, Warren F. The Confederate Navy in Europe. University AL: University of Alabama Press, 1983.
Wise, Stephen R. Lifeline of the Confederacy: Blockade Running During the Civil War. Columbia SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1988.
 

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