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Ellet's Brigade: The Strangest Outfit of All - Hearn, Chester G
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Soon after the start of the Civil War, during the naval buildup on the central Mississippi River, celebrated civil engineer Charles Ellet, Jr., formed the Ram Fleet under U.S. secretary of war Edwin M. Stanton. Perhaps the most bizarre unit organized by the Union, the rams were shunned by both the army and navy as superfluous instruments of war. However, on June 6, 1862, they proved their worth by defeating the Confederate River Defense Fleet ironclads at Memphis while the U.S. Navy simply watched. In this lively study, ...

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Ellet's Brigade: The Strangest Outfit of All 2006, LSU Press, Baton Rouge

ISBN-13: 9780807131862

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Ellet's Brigade: The Strangest Outfit of All 2000, Louisiana State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780807125595

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