May 2013
Norman C. Delaney, Naval History’s 2011 Author of the Year, has taught strategy and policy as an adjunct professor for the Naval War College at NAS Corpus Christi. The ...

Book Reviews

May 2013
1812: A Nation EmergesSidney Hart and Rachael L. Penman. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2012. 296 pp. Illus. Notes. Bibliog. Index. $50.Reviewed by Gale MunroAs part of ...
U.S. Coast Guard

'Use All Force!'

By Chief Warrant Officer Joseph A. Ricci, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)
May 2013
The rumrunners thought they were safe outside U.S. territorial waters, but they had tweaked the Coast Guard’s tail one too many times.
Richard G. Latture

The Lost Men of the Monitor

By James P. Delgado
May 2013
The remains of sailors from America’s most iconic ironclad find a fitting resting place at last—at Arlington National Cemetery.
Picture Collection, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations

On Our Scope

May 2013
While preparing this issue’s Civil War sesquicentennial examination of the Vicksburg campaign, that distant conflict coincidentally came into present-day focus. On 8 March, following a funeral service at Fort Myer ...
Library of Congress

How the Secretary Saw the Campaign

Compiled by the Staff of Naval History
May 2013
Frustration with the maddening pace of the Vicksburg campaign (and with the Army) permeates Navy Secretary Gideon Welles’ Civil War writings.
Library of Congress

A Victory Equally Shared

By Terrence J. Winschel
May 2013
The pivotal success of Ulysses S. Grant and David Dixon Porter in the fall of Vicksburg showed what Army-Navy cooperation could achieve.

Naval History News

May 2013
‘100 Objects’ Initiative: Podcasting Naval HistoryA project conceived by a 2012 U.S. Naval Academy graduate brings naval history to life through a series of storytelling podcasts. “A History of the ...
Courtesy of Captain Russ Haas

In Contact

May 2013
Dual-Purpose Gun’s Long LifeCaptain Russ Haas, Commanding Officer and Professor of Naval Science, NROTC Unit, University of WisconsinI read with great interest Norman Friedman’s “Armaments & Innovations” column ...
National Baseball Hall of Fame Library, Cooperstown, NY

Looking Back - Stan the Navy Man

By Paul Stillwell
May 2013
Some shards of memory gleam back from long ago with a special sparkle that keeps them ever fresh in mind. For my brother Mark and me, a cluster of such ...
J.M. Caiella

Pieces of the Past

May 2013
Kriegsspiel—war-themed board-gaming as a form of training for army officers—was well established by the turn of the 20th century. But naval wargaming really came into its own when Fred T. ...