Naval History Magazine - June 2013 Volume 27, Number 3

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Cover Story
Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles’ diary entries and dispatches about the Vicksburg campaign offer eye-opening assessments of the longest combined operation of the...
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Open Content

A Victory Equally Shared
Capturing Vicksburg required that the Army and Navy—under the leadership of Ulysses S. Grant and David Dixon Porter...
The Lost Men of the Monitor
After years of forensic and genealogical research, the remains of two Monitor sailors who went down with their...
Corpus Christi's 'University of the Air'
With war clouds on the horizon, the Navy turned to Corpus Christi, Texas, as a prime location to educate and train tens of...
Rear-Seat Gunners at Midway
Three Navy ‘back-seaters’ recollect their experiences aloft during early World War II—including taking...
'Use All Force!'
The U.S. Coast Guard’s pursuit and sinking of the rumrunner I’m Alone caused a major liquor spill in...

Subscriber Only Content

How the Secretary Saw the Campaign
Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles’ diary entries and dispatches about the Vicksburg campaign offer eye-opening...
America's Greatest Great-War Flag Officer
The U.S. fighting experience in World War I was framed by a tale of two leaders—the oft-praised General Pershing and...
Contributors

Norman C. Delaney, Naval History’s 2011 Author of the Year, has taught strategy and policy as an adjunct professor...

On Our Scope

While preparing this issue’s Civil War sesquicentennial examination of the Vicksburg campaign, that distant conflict coincidentally came...

Looking Back - Stan the Navy Man

Some shards of memory gleam back from long ago with a special sparkle that keeps...

In Contact

Dual-Purpose Gun’s Long Life

Captain Russ Haas, Commanding Officer and Professor of Naval Science, NROTC Unit, University of...

Armaments and Innovations - The Soda-Bottle-Shaped Shell Guns

At 0400 on 17 June 1863, the powerful Confederate ironclad Atlanta...

Naval History News

‘100 Objects’ Initiative: Podcasting Naval History

A project conceived by a 2012 U.S. Naval Academy graduate brings naval...

Historic Fleets - ‘One of the Finest Ships Ever Built in This Country’

‘Misfortune necessitates me to make a communication,” wrote Captain...

Historic Aircraft - The Tail-sitters, Part 1—Lockheed

A plethora of advanced aviation technology became available in the aftermath of...

Book Reviews

1812: A Nation Emerges

Sidney Hart and Rachael L. Penman. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2012. 296 pp....

Museum Report - Secret World War II Bunkers

Liverpool has long been one of Britain’s most important naval centers, but...

Pieces of the Past

Kriegsspiel—war-themed board-gaming as a form of training for army officers—was well established by the turn of the 20th century. But...


 
 

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