Search results for: boat-armament-of-the-us-navy-1856

The Autobiography of Rear Admiral John A Dahlgren

Author : John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren
File Size : 43.58 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 359
Read : 516
Download »

Catalogue of Works by American Naval Authors

Author : Lucien Young
File Size : 70.9 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 715
Read : 981
Download »

The Monthly Literary Advertiser

Author :
File Size : 26.4 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 791
Read : 670
Download »

Lincoln s First Crisis

Author : William Bruce Johnson
File Size : 70.3 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 837
Read : 907
Download »
Lincoln’s First Crisis concerns five of the most consequential months in American history: December 1860 through April 1861. When Abraham Lincoln swore his oath as president, the United States was disintegrating. Seven states had seceded, and as many as eight seemed poised to join them, depending upon how the new president handled the secession crisis and its flashpoint: Fort Sumter in South Carolina, the heart of the rebellion. The fate of the republic hung in the balance. The Sumter crisis has been hotly debated and deeply researched for more than 150 years. In this thoughtful reassessment, William Bruce Johnson combines thorough research and the latest historiography with a litigator’s methodical analysis and a storyteller’s eye for meaningful detail. Shortly after taking office, Lincoln decided upon a plan to avoid war with the seceded states while keeping his inaugural promise to maintain a Union military presence in the South. Because he chose not to reveal his plan to anyone, rumors soon spread that he was simply afraid to act. One source of such rumors was Lincoln’s secretary of state, William Henry Seward. Resentful that Lincoln had deprived him of the Republican nomination and convinced that Lincoln lacked the political sophistication necessary to deal with the secession crisis, Seward decided to negotiate with the Confederacy on his own and in secret. General Winfield Scott, meanwhile, the Union’s most senior military officer, had for a decade depended upon Seward for political advice, and now considered himself under orders from Seward, not the president. Johnson traces how Seward and Scott sabotaged Lincoln’s plan. From this account, from his examination of various personalities (such as that of Fort Sumter’s commander, Major Robert Anderson), and from his granular research into aspects of the Order of Battle in Charleston, Johnson has here constructed a new narrative of this crucial period, culminating in a new theory of how and why the Civil War began as it did, and how and why, if the new president’s orders had been properly carried out by Seward and Scott, it might have been averted.

Weapons and Warfare From Ancient and Medieval Times to the 21st Century 2 volumes

Author : Spencer C. Tucker
File Size : 79.92 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 391
Read : 906
Download »
This work covers major weapons throughout human history, beginning with clubs and maces; through crossbows, swords, and gunpowder; up to the hypersonic railgun, lasers, and robotic weapons under development today. Weapons and Warfare is designed to provide students with a comprehensive and highly informative overview of weapons and their impact on the course of human history. In addition to providing basic factual information, this encyclopedia will delve into the greater historical context and significance of each weapon. The chronological organization by time period will enable readers to fully understand the evolution of weapons throughout history. The work begins with a foreword by a top scholar and a detailed introductory essay by the editor that provides an illuminating historical overview of weapons. It then offers entries on more than 650 individual weapons systems. Each entry has sources for further reading. The weapons are presented alphabetically within six time periods, ranging from the prehistoric and ancient periods to the contemporary period. Each period has its own introduction that treats the major trends occurring in that era. In addition, 50 sidebars offer fascinating facts on various weapons. Numerous illustrations throughout the text are also included. Includes an informative foreword on the impact of weapons on tactics by distinguished historian British Army Major General Mungo Melvin (Retired) Offers individual introductory essays to each of the six chronological sections of the book Provides concise studies, written distinguished military historians, of more than 650 important weapons systems Features 50 sidebars that supply interesting insights related to the employment of various weapons

Boat Armament of the U S Navy 1856

Author : John Adolphus Dahlgren
File Size : 54.8 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 744
Read : 881
Download »
This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Author : United States. Naval History Division
File Size : 62.15 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 750
Read : 741
Download »

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Author :
File Size : 51.87 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 982
Read : 320
Download »

Special Bibliography US Army Military History Research Collection

Author : US Army Military History Research Collection
File Size : 44.11 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 872
Read : 860
Download »

America s Naval Heritage

Author : Thomas Truxtun Moebs
File Size : 32.4 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 367
Read : 1198
Download »
From the Preface--Established in 1800 with a small collection of books that served the Secretary of the Navy, the [Navy Department Library] holds the most comprehensive collection of U.S. navy literature. For the past two hundred years, it has collected the books, documents, journals, and manuscripts the record the Navy's achievement in combat, international diplomacy, exploration, technological development, medicine, education, and social reform. This literature described in the catalog chronicles the more significant events, customs and traditions, organizations, and personalities in navel history, providing insight into the origins and development of Navy doctrine.