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Assailing Satan's Kingdom: Union Combined Operations at Charleston

Francis J. DuCoin

in Union Combined Operations in the Civil War

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780823232864
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823240777 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823232864.003.0007

Series: The North's Civil War

Assailing Satan's Kingdom: Union Combined Operations at Charleston

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With the exception of Richmond, no city in the Confederacy was the object of more Federal interest and effort than Charleston, South Carolina, where the first shots of the war had been fired, and which was in the minds of many Northerners the very heart and soul of the rebellion. And yet the Union campaign against Charleston, like the thrust up the James River to Drewry's Bluff, foundered on the shoals of poor interservice relations. Despite opportunities, the failure of Union army and navy leaders to cooperate in a genuine combined campaign resulted in frustration, disappointment, and failure.

Keywords: Civil War; Union; Confederacy; army; navy; interservice relations

Chapter.  6019 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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