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THE CONFEDERATE STEAMNAVY:
1861-1865
Donald L. Canney
• The first book to look at the vessels of the Civil War Confederate Navy
• Covers design, construction, and development of all major types of vessels of the conflict
• Details over 100 vessels, including over 30 ironclads, many with period photographs and original plans
This is the first book-length study devoted to the vessels of the Confederate Navy, including all types used
during the conflict: ironclads (bothdomestic and foreign-built), commerce raiders, blockade runners, riverine
and ocean-going gunboats, torpedo and submersible vessels, and floating batteries.The book emphasizes the
development, construction, and design of these vessels using, where available, original plans, photographs,
and contemporary descriptions. The author describes these vessels in context with wartime conditions as
well as with the transitional naval technology of the era. Over 100 vessels are detailed, including more than
30 ironclads, both American and foreign built. Over 150 illustrations are included, many of which have not
previously been published. Also included is a section on steam engine technology of the era.
Donald L. Canney
is a historian and author of eight books. He specializes in 19th century naval history
and the transition from sail to steam power. Don was registrar for the U.S. Coast Guard national museum
program until retiring in 2006.
Size: 9 1/8" x 8 1/8" • 152 images • 192 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4824-2 • hard cover • $39.99
FOR RELATED BOOKS SEE PAGE 81 • AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER
MASTERS OF THE FIELD:
The Fourth United States Cavalry in the Civil War
John L. Herberich
• The only regular U.S. Cavalry regiment from the Western Theater to fight in the Civil War
• From the earliest battles to leading the greatest cavalry expedition and charge in American history
• The only cavalry regiment to defeat superior cavalry, large masses of artillery, and entrenched infantry
This is the untold story of the heroic efforts of the men of the 4th United States Cavalry as they sabered their
way through the Western Theater of the Civil War and into the heart of the Confederacy. From the earliest
battles inMissouri at Dug Springs andWilson’s Creek, to Fort Donelson and Shiloh, Tennessee, and on to the
great Battle of Chickamauga Creek, Georgia, where they delayed the advance of the Confederate Army for
ten hours at Reed’s Bridge, the regiment not only fought on Southern soil, but faced the best cavalry leaders
the Confederacy had to offer, including Nathan Bedford Forrest. From the siege of Atlanta and Kilpatrick’s
Raid around the city, to the final great cavalry charge at Selma, Alabama, the 4th United States earned a
reputation second to none as they became the Masters of the Field.
Upon discharge from the United States Navy in 1970,
John L. Herberich
obtained a BA and MA in
history. After retiring from a career in real estate, he served as president of the South Bay Civil War Round
Table in San Jose, California.
Size: 7" x 10" • 13 b/w photos & maps • 256 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4891-4 • hard cover • $29.99
FOR RELATED BOOKS SEE PAGE 81 • AVAILABLE IN JUNE
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