The Best Station of Them All: The Savannah Squadron, 1861-1865 Maurice Melton

ISBN: 9780817386108

Published: August 1st 2012

Hardcover

541 pages


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The Best Station of Them All: The Savannah Squadron, 1861-1865  by  Maurice Melton

The Best Station of Them All: The Savannah Squadron, 1861-1865 by Maurice Melton
August 1st 2012 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 541 pages | ISBN: 9780817386108 | 10.16 Mb

The Best Station of Them All is the story of the Confederate navys Savannah Squadron, its relationship with the people of Savannah, Georgia, and its role in the citys economy.In this well-written and extensively researched narrative, MauriceMoreThe Best Station of Them All is the story of the Confederate navys Savannah Squadron, its relationship with the people of Savannah, Georgia, and its role in the citys economy.In this well-written and extensively researched narrative, Maurice Melton charts the history of the unit, the sailors (both white and black), the officers, their families, and their activities aboard ship and in port.The Savannah Squadron worked, patrolled, and fought in the rivers and sounds along the Georgia coast.

Though they saw little activity at sea, the unit did engage in naval assault, boarding, capture, and ironclad combat. The sailors finished the war as an infantry unit in Robert E. Lees Army of Northern Virginia, fighting at Saylers Creek on the road to Appomattox.Melton concentrates on navy life and the squadrons place in wartime Savannah. The book reveals who the Confederate sailors were and what their material, social, and working lives were like.The Best Station of Them All is an essential piece of historical literature for anyone interested in the Civil War, its navies, or Savannah.



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