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Spencer C. Tucker held the John Biggs Chair of Military History at the Virginia Military Institute for six years until his retirement. He is the author of twenty-five books including the award winning Stephen Decatur: A Life Most Bold and Daring.
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Handbook of 19th Century Naval Warfare
Great technological advances were made in almost every area of maritime military activity between... Read More
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Blue & Gray Navies
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Conquering the Confederacy's Western Waters
Before Union troops could conquer the vast Western Confederacy, the Navy and Army had to seize and... Read More
The Union's First Great Victories
In a textbook example of interservice cooperation, Union gunboats and troops captured Forts... Read More