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A year on a monitor and the destruction of Fort Sumter

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Year on a Monitor and the Destruction of Fort Sumter - Hunter, Alvah F, and Symonds, Craig L (Introduction by)
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This memoir begins with the sixteen-year-old Hunter's plaintive efforts to enlist in the Navy. At a time when the Union was about to announce its first conscription, young Hunter is told the Navy has no need for him. But he perseveres and is 'rewarded' by an appointment to the monitor Nahant as a wardroom boy. Hunter thus becomes an intelligent and articulate observer at the very bottom of the Navy's pecking order. As a novice to naval life, Hunter takes pains to describe in detail the day-to-day aspects of working and ...

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Year on a Monitor and the Destruction of Fort Sumter 1991, University of South Carolina Press, Columbia

ISBN-13: 9780872497610

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A Year on a Monitor and the Destruction of Fort Sumter 1987, University of South Carolina Press

ISBN-13: 9780872495319

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