Ironclad Captain: Seth Ledyard Phelps & the U.S. Navy, 1841-1864

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Ironclad Captain
Seth Ledyard Phelps & the U.S. Navy, 1841-1864

Jay Slagle With a Foreword by Edwin C. Bearss

The Kent State University Press

Kent, Ohio, & London, England

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword ix
  • Preface xv
  • Chapter One - Destroying a Fleet 1
  • Chapter Two - "Reefers" 8
  • Chapter Three - Bonita 43
  • Chapter Four - Between Wars 68
  • Chapter Five - Mongrel Service 112
  • Chapter Six - Fort Henry & the Tennessee River Raid 151
  • Chapter Seven - Fort Donelson 174
  • Chapter Eight - Island No. 10 189
  • Chapter Nine - Fort Pillow & the Battle of Plum Point Bend 210
  • Chapter Ten - Memphis & the Mound City Disaster 233
  • Chapter Eleven - Vicksburg 249
  • Chapter Twelve - Fair Play & Politics 281
  • Chapter Thirteen - Flotilla Overhaul 304
  • Chapter Fourteen - Station Duty & Guerrilla War 326
  • Chapter Fifteen - Red River 343
  • Chapter Sixteen - Frustration & Resignation 382
  • Chapter Seventeen - Steamships, Canals, & Diplomacy 391
  • Epilogue 397
  • Appendix One - Prize Money Awards 401
  • Notes 403
  • Appendix Two - Phelps's Gunboat Plans 405
  • Note 410
  • Notes 411
  • Glossary 425
  • Bibliography 431
  • Index 439
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