Author Results for James Clipson

Book Review-‘Lincoln’s Trident: The West Gulf Blockading Squadron during the Civil War’ by R. M. Browning Jr

By James Clipson

Five days after the shelling of Fort Sumter, Lincoln announced a blockade of the Confederate Coast. Ambitious and legally ambiguous, as it seemed to imply the Confederacy was a foreign belligerent, the so-called Anaconda Plan required the Union navy to blockade some 3,500 miles of coastline. Robert Browning Jr has written in depth and with […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | American Civil War
Subjects include: Navies | Strategy & Diplomacy