Filled with details on land and sea, in the White House and the Navy Department around the many decisions that had to be made by a new President who immediately confessed to official Washington that he knew little about ships and was in fact prone to seasickness, this long voyage by one of the finest naval-Civil War historians plumbs an aspect of the Civil War that most of know little about beyond the Merrimac and certain naval blockades.
Lincoln and His Admirals Ray B Browne The Journal of American Culture; Mar 2009; 32, 1; Docstoc pg. 87 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.
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