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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2020 7:43 p.m. PST

…Operations in the Mississippi River Valley, 1861-1865

"Most studies of the Mississippi River focus on Union campaigns to open and control it, while overlooking Southern attempts to stop them. Neil Chatelain's Defending the Arteries of Rebellion: Confederate Naval Operations in the Mississippi River Valley, 1861-1865 is the other side of the story—the first modern full-length treatment of inland naval operations from the Confederate perspective.

Confederate President Jefferson Davis realized the value of the Mississippi River and its entire valley, which he described as the "great artery of the Confederacy." This was the key internal highway that controlled the fledgling nation's transportation network. Davis and Stephen Mallory, his secretary of the navy, knew these vital logistical paths had to be held, and offered potential highways of invasion for Union warships and armies to stab their way deep into the heart of the Confederacy…"

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jdpintex06 Oct 2020 5:04 a.m. PST

Just purchased it, but haven't started it yet.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2020 11:36 a.m. PST

Hope to hear your comments soon my friend… (smile)

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