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Gunsmoke Over the Atlantic: First Naval Actions of the Civil War

by Coombe, Jack D.
Publisher: Bantam
Retail Price: $23.95
Issue: Fall 2002
ISBN: 0553801627

Jack D. Coombe brings key naval conflicts to life in vivid detail, documenting the navy's transformation from a disorganized and ill-utilized branch of the military to a fierce force by the end of the Civil War. Includes information on the first amphibious operations and the growth of underwater warfare.

review of Gunsmoke Over the Atlantic: First Naval Actions of the Civil War, by Coombe, Jack D., Civil War Book Review, (Fall 2002).