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The Battle Of Port Royal (Sc) (Civil War Sesquicentennial Series) Michael D. Coker

The Battle Of Port Royal (Sc) (Civil War Sesquicentennial Series)

Michael D. Coker

Published November 27th 2009
ISBN : 9781596296657
Paperback
128 pages
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November 1861. The South was winning the Civil War. Fort Sumter had fallen to the Confederates. The Federal army was routed at Manassas. The blockade of Southern ports was a farce- commerce and weapons flowed almost as freely as before the war. ThereMoreNovember 1861. The South was winning the Civil War. Fort Sumter had fallen to the Confederates. The Federal army was routed at Manassas. The blockade of Southern ports was a farce- commerce and weapons flowed almost as freely as before the war. There were stirrings of interest from foreign powers in recognizingthe Confederacy and brokering a forced peace accord. The Federals needed to turn the tide. The largest fleet ever assembled by the United States set its sights on the South Carolina coast for this much-needed victory. On November 7, 1861, this mighty weapon of war engaged two undermanned and outgunned forts in HiltonHead in a clash called the Battle of Port Royal. Join historian Michael Coker as he tells the story of this largely forgotten battle, a pivotal turning point in the war that defined our nation.