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The Civil War, Vol. 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian
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Progress: 380/976 pages

Battle of the Ironclads (We the People) (We the People (Compass Point Books Hardcover))

Battle of the Ironclads - Michael Burgan Great book on these ironclad ships. It also gives a brief history of how the French and English experimented with Ironclads first. The book covers the construction of the two ships and then their historic battle in Chesapeake Bay - along with how the two ships met their ends. Loved the book - just wish it had mentioned the ironclads that were on the rivers of the US and used by Grant in the Western Civil War battles.