By Angus Konstam
Firstly of the yankee Civil conflict, neither part had warships at the Mississippi River and within the first few months either side scrambled to collect a flotilla, changing present riverboats for naval use. those ships have been reworked into strong naval guns regardless of an absence of assets, informed manpower and compatible vessels. The construction of a river fleet was once a miracle of ingenuity, improvisation and logistics, fairly for the South. This name describes their layout, improvement and operation through the American Civil conflict.
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