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By Angus Konstam

In the beginning of the yankee Civil warfare, neither aspect had warships at the Mississippi River and within the first few months each side scrambled to assemble a flotilla, changing latest riverboats for naval use. those ships have been remodeled into robust naval guns regardless of an absence of assets, educated manpower and appropriate vessels. The construction of a river fleet was once a miracle of ingenuity, improvisation and logistics, really for the South. This name describes their layout, improvement and operation through the American Civil conflict.

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