"War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865"

James McPherson

About the Program

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson presents a history of the use of naval forces by the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War.  The author reports on the impact that each navy made during the War, from Union naval support of numerous battles, including Vicksburg and New Orleans to the Confederate's use of naval mines and the militaristic deployment of a submarine.  James McPherson speaks with historians Craig Symonds and Harold Holzer at the New York Historical Society in New York City.

About the Authors

James McPherson

James McPherson is a professor emeritus in history at Princeton University. He is the author of several books on the Civil War, including Battle Cry of Freedom that was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in History.

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"War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865"

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Past Airings

  • Monday, December 31st at 5am (ET)
  • Tuesday, December 25th at 8:45pm (ET)
  • Sunday, December 9th at 7:45am (ET)
  • Sunday, December 2nd at 10pm (ET)
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