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The Men, Ships, and Operations of the James River Squadron

John M. Coski

Format: Trade Paper, 366 pages.
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 1-932714-15-4
eBook: 978-1-61121-013-2
On Sale: Fall 2005

77 photos, illus., 5 maps, notes, 13 original drawings of ironclads, biblio., index.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Making of a Navy Capital

Chapter 2: Drewry's Bluff and the Defense of Richmond

Chapter 3: The new Norfolk: Richmond as a Naval Center

Chapter 4: Marines, Mines, and Midshipmen in Confederate Richmond

Chapter 5: "Prepare for Service against the Enemy": The James River Squadron

Chapter 6: No Advance, No Retreat: The Battle of Trent's Reach and the Final Months of the Capital Navy

Epilogue: The Navy Capital and the Men Who Made It

Appendix 1: A Partial List of Office Chiefs, Squadron and Ship Commanders in Richmond

Appendix 2: Blueprint Drawings of the James River Ironclads


Source and Bibliography



John M. Coski

John M. Coski received his Ph.D. from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and is the Librarian at The Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond. He is the author of numerous articles and books.

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