A collection of nine "almost lost” small-unit  episodes that illustrate the multi-dimensional war the U.S. Navy waged during the  Rebellion, 1861-1865. Eight of these stories were discovered by the author and are presented here for the first time in 150 years. A tenth, concluding chapter makes the argument that it was the Union Navy that won the war!

Interview on Civil War Talk Radio, Episode 1102.

“If you are a Civil War enthusiast and think you've read everything about the war, you should read this book. If you are a Navy enthusiast and think you have a good grasp on naval history, you should read this book. In both cases, I bet you'll have your eyes opened to something new.” (Virtual Mariner, U.S. Militaria Forum)

“Chuck Veit has produced a rare gem in this collection of Civil War short histories. A must have for all students of the Civil War.” (Dr. C. P. Neimeyer, Director, USMC History)

“This book will make a tremendous contribution to naval literature and the understanding of the Navy during the Civil War. The research for the manuscript is first-rate.” (Dr. R. Browning, Historian, US Coast Guard)



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