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Confederate Mobile

Bergeron, Arthur W.

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ISBN 10: 0878055126 / ISBN 13: 9780878055128
Published by University Press of MS, Jackson, MS, 1991
Condition: very good, very good
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25 cm, 271, references, index, pencil erasure on front endpaper and half-title. The vital role played by Mobil, AL, a Gulf Coast city that served as the back door into the Confederacy. Bookseller Inventory # 35743

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Title: Confederate Mobile

Publisher: University Press of MS, Jackson, MS

Publication Date: 1991

Book Condition: very good, very good

Edition: First Printing.

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A description of the vital role in the Civil War played by Mobile, AL, a Gulf Coast city that was the back door into the Confederacy. Mobile was a major port, railroad center, & Confederate stronghold, & its defense was of utmost importance to the Confederate gov t. The author examines the many aspects of the war in Confederate Mobile from secession in 1861 until the surrender in 1865. In explaining how Southern forces attempted to defend the city, he discusses the roles of commanding generals, the creation of a Confederate navy, blockade running, the erection of fortifications, & military campaigns. Extensive bibliography.

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Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr., is historian at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg, Virginia; author of Guide to Louisiana Confederate Military Units, 1861--1865 and Tudor Hall: The Boisseau Family Farm; and editor of The Civil War Reminiscences of Major Silas T. Grisamore, C.S.A.

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