F304 Winter 2020 The Different Civil War: Guerrillas Afloat
Wednesdays, 9:40–11:05, Jan. 29–Feb. 19
Instructor: John Grady
The importance of naval warfare in the Civil War remains one of the least understood and studied aspects of the conflict. The scope of this warfare goes far beyond the blockade of Southern ports, the ironclads Monitor and Merrimac, the submarine Hunley, and the commerce raider Alabama. What the Confederates tried and accomplished pioneered many of the tactics and techniques that revolutionized maritime conflict through the 20th century.
John Grady is the author of Matthew Fontaine Maury: Father of Oceanography. It was nominated for the Library of Virginia’s 2016 non-fiction award. He has contributed to Sea History, Naval History, the New York Times “Disunion” series, Civil War Monitor, and the Journal of the American Revolution.