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James B. Eads: The Civil War Ironclads and His Mississippi

By: Rex T. Jackson

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2003)

Seller ID: J2477

ISBN: 0788424777

Condition: 126 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2003), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 126 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Get to know James Buchanan Eads who was inducted in 1920 into the Hall of Fame for Great Americans along with Samuel Clemens and Daniel Boone. Known as one of the world's most accomplished engineers in all history, he made a fortune at an early age inventing a diving bell to salvage steamboat wrecks from the bottom of the Mississippi River. The knowledge he gained about the river prompted the United States Government to contract him to build an inland navy fleet of ironclad gunboats during the Civil War, which captured Fort Henry a month before the famous dual of the Merrimac and the Monitor. ... View more info

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Confederate Sailors, Marines and Signalmen from Virginia and Maryland

By: Robert J. Driver, Jr

Price: $39.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2007

Seller ID: D4279

ISBN: 0788442791

Condition: 524 pages, 6x9, 2007, 6x9, paper, alphabetical, 524 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


This handy reference volume contains alphabetical listings of men from Virginia and Maryland who served as: Confederate Naval officers and sailors; Confederate Marine Corps officers and enlisted men; and Confederate Signal Corps officers, signalmen and telegraph operators. The amount of data included in individual entries varies greatly. In addition to the name, any combination of the following may be included: rank and division, date and/or place of birth, date and/or place of death, place of burial, occupation, residence, date and place of enlistment, date and/or place of discharge, physical... View more info

The Texas Navies: The Civil War in Texas and the Southwest

By: Roy Sullivan

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2008

Seller ID: S4370

ISBN: 0788443704

Condition: 150 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 150 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


"The contributions of the Texas Navy to the Republic (of Texas) were more important than contemporaries understood. During the critical first months of revolution, the Navy fought off blockaders, interrupted Mexican supply lines, and provided the opportunity for victory at San Jacinto. Later, aided by American and French quarrels with Mexico, it prevented a sea-borne or sea-supported attack of Texas. And finally, in 1843 the Navy thwarted a well-organized full scale invasion of Yucatan which, if successful, would have led inevitably to reinvasion, possibly reconquest of Texas." Many pe... View more info