Le Roy Fitch: The Civil War Career of a Union River Gunboat Commander

Le Roy Fitch: The Civil War Career of a Union River Gunboat Commander

By: Myron J. Smith (author)Paperback

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This is the first published biography of Lieutenant Commander Le Roy Fitch, U.S. Navy. Fitch saw action on the Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers; fought against Morgan, Wheeler and Forrest, as well as irregulars; commanded an ironclad monitor during the Battle of Nashville; and was renowned for his abilities in counterinsurgency and convoy tactics.

About Author

Prolific author Myron J. Smith, Jr is the director of the library and a professor at Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tennessee.


Table of Contents Preface 1 List of Abbreviations 9 1. A Close-Knit Family and Unheralded Youth, 1835-1856 11 2. From Sea to Brown Water, 1856-March 1862 23 3. New Madrid to Memphis, March-June 1862 42 4. Brothers and Guerrillas, June-September 1862 57 5. Tinclads, Logistics and Rivers 72 6. Guerrillas and the Nashville Lifeline, August-December 1862 90 7. Fighting Irregulars and Guarding Convoys, January-June 1863 112 8. Morgan, May-July 1863 167 9. Chattanooga, August-December 1863 208 10. Building a Fleet, Fort Pillow, and a Second Summer on the Ohio, January-September 1864 239 11. Johnsonville, September-November 1864 267 12. Nashville, December 1864-January 1865 291 13. From Brown Water to Blue and Home, January 1865-April 14, 1875 335 Notes 359 Bibliography 391 Index 407

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  • ISBN13: 9780786477371
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9780786477371
  • ISBN10: 0786477377

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