The CSS Arkansas: A Confederate Ironclad in Western Waters

The CSS Arkansas: A Confederate Ironclad in Western Waters


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While the Merrimack and Monitor are the most famous of the Civil War ironclads, the Confederacy had another ship in its flotilla that carried high hopes and a metal hull. The makeshift CSS Arkansas, completed by Lt. Isaac Newton Brown and manned by a mixed crew of volunteers, gave the South a surge of confidence when it launched in 1862. For 28 days of summer, the ship engaged in five battles with Union warships, falling victim in the end only to her own primitive engines. The CSS Arkansas was the last significant Confederate naval activity in the war's Western theater.

About Author

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

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  • ISBN13: 9780786447268
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9780786447268
  • ISBN10: 0786447265

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