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Way S Packet Directory 1848 1994

Author : Frederick Way
ISBN : 0821411063
Genre : Transportation
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The first Mississippi steamboat was a packet, the New Orleans, a side-wheeler built at Pittsburgh in 1811, designed for the New Orleans-Natchez trade. Packets dominated during the first forty years of steam providing the quickest passenger transportation throughout mid-continent America. The packets remained fairly numerous even into the first two decades of the twentieth century when old age or calamity overtook them. By the 1930s the flock was severely depleted, and today the packet is extinct. Containing almost 6,000 entries, the directory includes a majority of combination passenger and freight steamers, but includes in a broader sense all types of passenger carriers propelled by steam that plied the waters of the Mississippi System. Each entry describes its steamboat by rig, class, engines, boilers, the shipyard where and when built, along with tidbits of historical interest on its use, demise, and/or conversion. Also included are today's steam-powered river passenger carriers, the excursion boats Belle of Louisville, Natchez, and Julia Belle Swain, and the two tourist steamers, Mississippi Queen and Delta Queen.
Category: Transportation

Guerrilla Warfare In Civil War Missouri Volume Ii 1863

Author : Bruce Nichols
ISBN : 9780786491902
Genre : History
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This book is a thorough study of all known guerrilla operations in Civil War Missouri during 1863, the middle year of the war. This work explores the tactics with which each side attempted to gain advantage, with regional differences as influenced by the personalities of local commanders. An enormous variety of sources—military and government records, private accounts, county and other local histories, period and later newspapers, and secondary sources published after the war—are used to identify which Southern partisan leaders and groups operated in which areas of Missouri, and to describe how they operated and how their kinds of warfare evolved. The actions of Southern guerrilla forces and Confederate behind-enemy-lines recruiters are presented chronologically by region so that readers may see the relationship of seemingly isolated events to other events over a period of time in a given area. The counter-actions of an array of different types of Union troops are also covered to show how differences in training, leadership, and experiences affected behaviors and actions in the field.
Category: History

Joseph Brown And His Civil War Ironclads

Author : Myron J. Smith, Jr.
ISBN : 9781476626802
Genre : History
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 A Scottish immigrant to Illinois, Joseph Brown made his pre–Civil War fortune as a miller and steamboat captain who dabbled in riverboat design and the politics of small towns. When war erupted, he used his connections (including a friendship with Abraham Lincoln) to obtain contracts to build three ironclad gunboats for the U.S. War Department—the Chillicothe, Indianola and Tuscumbia. Often described as failures, these vessels were active in some of the most fer"documents the life and career of Joseph Brown, a miller and steamboat captain who built three ironclad gunboats for the US War Department"ocious river fighting of the 1863 Vicksburg campaign. After the war, “Captain Joe” became a railroad executive and was elected mayor of St. Louis. This book covers his life and career, as well as the construction and operational histories of his controversial trio of warships.
Category: History

I Do Wish This Cruel War Was Over

Author : Mark K. Christ
ISBN : 9781610755405
Genre : History
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I Do Wish this Cruel War Was Over collects diaries, letters, and memoirs excerpted from their original publication in the Arkansas Historical Quarterly to offer a first-hand, ground-level view of the war's horrors, its mundane hardships, its pitched battles and languid stretches, even its moments of frivolity. Readers will find varying degrees of commitment and different motivations among soldiers on both sides, along with the perspective of civilians. In many cases, these documents address aspects of the war that would become objects of scholarly and popular fascination only years after their initial appearance: the guerrilla conflict that became the "real war" west of the Mississippi; the "hard war" waged against civilians long before William Tecumseh Sherman set foot in Georgia; the work of women in maintaining households in the absence of men; and the complexities of emancipation, which saw African Americans winning freedom and sometimes losing it all over again. Altogether, these first-person accounts provide an immediacy and a visceral understanding of what it meant to survive the Civil War in Arkansas.
Category: History

Steamboats On Louisiana S Bayous

Author : Carl A. Brasseaux
ISBN : 0807129755
Genre : History
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In an extraordinary feat of research and intrepid historical navigation, Carl A. Brasseaux and Keith P. Fontenot serve as guides through the labyrinthian and often harrowing world of Louisiana bayou steamboat journeys of the mid to late nineteenth century. The bayou country's steamboat saga mirrors in microcosm the tale of America's most colorful -- and most highly romanticized -- transportation era. But Brasseaux and Fontenot brace readers with a boldly revisionist picture of the opulent Mississippi River floating palaces: stripped-down, utilitarian freight-haulers belching smoke from twin stacks, churning through shallow swamps and narrow tributary streams, and encountering such hazards as shoals, sawyers, stumps, highwater and dry-bed seasons, and the remains of vessels claimed by those treacheries. For decades, steamboats transported goods, passengers, and mail between New Orleans and south Louisiana's vibrant interior agricultural region, bearing testimony to the resourcefulness, ingenuity, and tenacity of crews in conquering the challenges posed by a forbidding environment. Brasseaux and Fontenot marshaled a monumental array of information, including sources long-buried in courthouses, private collections, and the records of the Army Corps of Engineers. They offer data on some five hundred steamboats, keelboats, and barges known to have operated in the bayou country. This book is the first major study of a fascinating slice of the steamboat industry, showcasing a trade critically important to New Orleans's prosperity but largely forgotten in southern historiography until now. Encompassing economic, social, transportation, and environmental history, it captures the period just before the iron horse emerged as America's undisputed master of inland conveyance.
Category: History

Lincoln S Greatest Case The River The Bridge And The Making Of America

Author : Brian McGinty
ISBN : 9780871407856
Genre : History
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The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight. In May of 1856, the steamboat Effie Afton barreled into a pillar of the Rock Island Bridge, unalterably changing the course of American transportation history. Within a year, long-simmering tensions between powerful steamboat interests and burgeoning railroads exploded, and the nation’s attention, absorbed by the Dred Scott case, was riveted by a new civil trial. Dramatically reenacting the Effie Afton case—from its unlikely inception, complete with a young Abraham Lincoln’s soaring oratory, to the controversial finale—this “masterful” (Christian Science Monitor) account gives us the previously untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight.
Category: History

Guerrilla Warfare In Civil War Missouri 1863

Author : Bruce Nichols
ISBN : WISC:89082441460
Genre : History
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Nichols covers guerilla warfare statewide. The book is divided by regions (Northwest, Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest). It also covers related policies towards guerilla warfare and a includes a chapter on operations behind enemy lines.
Category: History

The Encyclopedia Of Northern Kentucky

Author : Paul A. Tenkotte
ISBN : 9780813159966
Genre : Reference
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The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky is the authoritative reference on the people, places, history, and rich heritage of the Northern Kentucky region. The encyclopedia defines an overlooked region of more than 450,000 residents and celebrates its contributions to agriculture, art, architecture, commerce, education, entertainment, literature, medicine, military, science, and sports. Often referred to as one of the points of the "Golden Triangle" because of its proximity to Lexington and Louisville, Northern Kentucky is made up of eleven counties along the Ohio River: Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Mason, Owen, Pendleton, and Robertson. With more than 2,000 entries, 170 images, and 13 maps, this encyclopedia will help readers appreciate the region's unique history and culture, as well as the role of Northern Kentucky in the larger history of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the nation. Describes the "Golden Triangle" of Kentucky, an economically prosperous area with high employment, investment, and job-creation rates Contains entries on institutions of higher learning, including Northern Kentucky University, Thomas More College, and three community and technical colleges Details the historic cities of Covington, Newport, Bellevue, Dayton, and Ludlow and their renaissance along the shore of the Ohio River Illustrates the importance of the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport as well as major corporations such as Ashland, Fidelity Investments, Omnicare, Toyota North America, and United States Playing Card
Category: Reference

The Rivers Of America

Author : Carol Fitzgerald
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025788998
Genre : Reference
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The Rivers of America series, published from 1937-74 in 65 volumes (a river per), had 60 authors, 53 illustrators, and 8 principal editors. Fitzgerald (an independent scholar) includes in her comprehensive metabook a publishing history of the series, profiles of all the publishers, editors' biograph
Category: Reference

Smoke Up The River

Author : Van Hawkins
ISBN : 0986399213
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Over many centuries the Mississippi River formed a vast alluvial plain. Through this rich soil run many rivers used by merchants and travelers. Steamboats especially designed for these waterways, and the culture they created, are the subject of this book. Travel on the lower Mississippi River and its tributaries is depicted through the 19th century.

Chronicles Of Oklahoma

Author : James Shannon Buchanan
ISBN : UVA:X006175219
Genre : Indians of North America
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The Waterways Journal

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133509005
Genre : Inland navigation
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Category: Inland navigation

Steamboat Bill

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ISBN : UOM:39015036313438
Genre : Steamboat lines
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Annals Of Iowa

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ISBN : UVA:X006164888
Genre : Iowa
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Bibliography Of Nautical Books

Author : Alan Obin
ISBN : 0948646152
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This is the 15th annual edition of the Bibliography of Nautical Books, a reference guide to over 14,000 nautical publications. It deals specifically with the year 2000.

Where Rivers Meet

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ISBN : WISC:89076726983
Genre : La Crosse (Wis.)
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Getting Used To Being Shot At

Author : Alexander E. Spence
ISBN : UOM:39015055083094
Genre : History
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This collection of letters bears witness to the Civil War of the common soldiers and junior officers of the Army of Tennessee. Brothers Alex and Tom Spence described to their family in detail not only the many battles in which they served, but the hardship of campaigning (they marched literally thousands of miles), the pride of serving in battle-proven units, and the pain of losing comrades to bullets and disease. The Spences were a wealthy family who owned land, slaves, and the main hotel in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. With their successful careers and extensive property, they were among Clark County's most prominent families when the shadow of secession fell across Arkansas. Four years later, Arkansas would be ravaged by war, and Tom and Alex Spence would lie in soldiers' graves, far from home. Mark Christ has assembled their powerful letters from a collection in the Old State House Museum, weaving in other letters from their extended family and friends, brief but thorough introductions to each chapter, and evocative photographs. The story moves chronologically from the outset of war to the final letter from Alex's grieving fiancée.
Category: History

Death Sentences In Missouri 1803 2005

Author : Harriet C. Frazier
ISBN : UOM:39015064892626
Genre : Law
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"This chronological discussion of the death penalty in Missouri covers those executed from 1803 through 2005. Chapters discuss such topics as the death penalty offenses of Indians and blacks; death sentences carried out by the military; lynchings; the gas
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Ancestral News

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ISBN : WISC:89081197279
Genre : Genealogy
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