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The Civil War: 1862 Western Theater River Operations

"The Splendid Naval Triumph on the Mississippi, April 24th, 1862," Currier & Ives

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Craig Symonds of the U.S. Naval Academy talks about the war’s Western Theater river operations in 1862. Symonds details the strategies employed by the Union to win several key battles, and credits those victories to the cooperation and combined tactics of General Ulysses S. Grant and Naval Flag Officer Andrew H. Foote. The Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College hosted this event.

Updated: Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 12:42pm (ET)

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