Confederate Wooden Gunboat Construction : Logistical Nightmare
Edmonds, Adam C.
The Confederate States Navy built wooden gunboats throughout the American Civil War. Within Civil War literature, more research and detailed analysis of Confederate States Navy construction focuses on building of ironclad vessels. Wooden gunboat construction is largely ignored. This thesis examines wooden gunboat construction in two different areas of the Confederacy: northeastern North Carolina in Washington and Elizabeth City, and the Mars Bluff Navy Yard in South Carolina. Before presenting two Confederate wooden gunboat construction case studies, a look at Confederate industrial, manufacturing, and transportation infrastructure, from the national perspective, brings into focus the logistical limitations station commanders faced in northeastern North Carolina and at Mars Bluff more clearly. Scattered, yet interdependent, marine manufacturing and ordnance facilities, connected by a suspect transportation network, created a logistical nightmare. Historical investigation into wooden gunboat construction in Washington, Elizabeth City, and Mars Bluff, examines an overlooked Confederate States Navy building program.
Edmonds, Adam C.. (January 2011). Confederate Wooden Gunboat Construction : Logistical Nightmare (Master's Thesis, East Carolina University). Retrieved from the Scholarship. (http://hdl.handle.net/10342/3555.)
Edmonds, Adam C.. Confederate Wooden Gunboat Construction : Logistical Nightmare. Master's Thesis. East Carolina University, January 2011. The Scholarship. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/3555. May 23, 2018.
Edmonds, Adam C., “Confederate Wooden Gunboat Construction : Logistical Nightmare” (Master's Thesis., East Carolina University, January 2011).
Edmonds, Adam C.. Confederate Wooden Gunboat Construction : Logistical Nightmare [Master's Thesis]. Greenville, NC: East Carolina University; January 2011.
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