Ironclad Captains of the Civil War


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About the Book

From 1861 to 1865, the American Civil War saw numerous technological innovations in warfare—chief among them was the ironclad warship. Based on the Official Records, biographical works, ship and operations histories, newspapers and other sources, this book chronicles the lives of 158 ironclad captains, North and South, who were charged with outfitting and commanding these then-revolutionary vessels in combat. Each biography includes (where known) birth and death information, pre- and post-war career, and details about ships served upon or commanded.

About the Author(s)

Prolific author Myron J. Smith, Jr., is emeritus library director and professor at Tusculum University, Greeneville, Tennessee.

Bibliographic Details

Myron J. Smith, Jr.
Foreword by Mark F. Jenkins
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 262
Bibliographic Info: 141 photos, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6636-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3129-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  vi
Foreword by Mark F. Jenkins  1
Introduction  3
Abbreviations  11
The Captains A–Z  13
Appendix: Register of Ironclad Captains  229
Bibliography  233
Index  247

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Extraordinary…highly recommended”—Midwest Book Review
  • “Valuable”—The NYMAS Review
  • “If it sailed on the brown water of America’s Western rives during the Civil War and flew the Stars and Stripes of the Union Navy, Myron Smith more than likely knows about it”—America’s Civil War.