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.

Articles by Spencer Tucker

BEVERLEY R. ROBINSON COLLECTION, U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY MUSEUM

The Union's First Great Victories

By Spencer C. Tucker
December 2005
Commodore Andrew Foote and his flotilla of ironclad and "timberclad" gunboats played a key role in twin victories that opened Tennessee to Union invasion.

Books by Spencer Tucker