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My first Civil War stuff.
USS St Clair and. 'City' Class Gunboat on the Mississippi
13 X 9 &a mp;#65279;
· Date: Tue, 26 March 19 · Views: 374
· Filesize: 41.6kb, 253.6kb · Dimensions: 1024 x 732 ·
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Klaatu83
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Tue, 26 March 19 10:09

Mississippi River steamboats different in appearance from those found in most other places, being built with shallow drafts and flat bottoms. In the old days, before dredging by the Army Corps of Engineers became routine practice, shifting shoals and snags were a recurring problem on the river. Pilots had to know how to "read" the river to prevent grounding.

The Mississippi River gunboat was also a distinct breed of warship. Like the Mississippi riverboat, they were shallow-draft and flat-bottomed vessels. At the time the Civil War began there were no warships on the river. However, after the war began James Eads constructed no less than seven new gunboats in five months, and also converted an eighth from a river steamer. They may not have looked pretty, but they proved invaluable during the Union campaign to retake the Mississippi River. With the capture of Vicksburg, Mississippi on July 4, 1863, the Union gained effective control over the entire River. After that, the end of the Confederacy was only a matter of time.
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Tue, 26 March 19 10:44

A very important but little publicised part of the Civil war.
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