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Ironclad of the Roanoke: Gilbert Elliott's Albemarle Paperback – November 1, 1998


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 386 pages
  • Publisher: White Mane Pub (November 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1572491620
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572491625
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,117,192 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...an excellent account and highly recommended..." -- Confederate Veteran Magazine

"A book of such high quality research and presentation that it became a standard reference." -- Choice Magazine

"a fascinating tale of military intrigue as well as political bickering...entertaining reading" -- Southern Heritage Magazine

"a valuable book that should be of interest to students of both Confederate naval history and Civil War history" -- Civil War Magazine --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Updated edition contains a new introduction and photos of artifacts discovered since the first publication in 1994! --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Chris Todd Davidson on November 8, 2001
Format: Paperback
It is an interseting story of a plucky Confederate Ironcald that was a powerful force until sunk by a Union Torpedo Boat after its brief stormy life. Ironic in the fact it was built in a Cornfield. Confederate Ingenunity at it finest! A very good book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Moriarty on April 25, 2009
Format: Hardcover
For fans of the Civil War(American) this book is great. I knew little about the Confederate ironclads until I read Elliott's wonderful book. It describes the history behind the building of this powerful ironclad, about the sailors who made her a great fightin' machine and about her unusual and amazing battles. Also sadly her demise.
What happened to one of the few Confederate ironclads not destroyed by her builders? You'll find out in this great book.

As to those wondering about the author. He is the third cousin of the brilliant designer of the Albemarle. A truly amazing story.
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Format: Paperback
IRONCLAD OF THE ROANOKE: UPDATED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS OF NEWLY DISCOVERED ARTIFACTS
ROBERT G. ELLIOTT
WHITE MANE PUBLISHING, 2005
QUALITY SOFTCOVER, $24.95, 380 PAGES, ILLUSTRATIONS, PHOTOGRAPHS, DIAGRAMS, MAPS, APPENDICES, BIBLIOGRAPHY, ENDNOTES, INDEX

Albemarle Sound, located in tne northeastern North Carolina is a partially enclosed body of water connected to the open Atlantic Ocean and its southern extreme. It is formed by the confluence of several rivers and streams, the most notable of which are the Chowan and Roanoke Rivers. The Sound is separated from the open sea by a razor-thin stretch of land running north to south and known as the Outer Banks. The Sound has many finger-like protuberances radiating out from the main body of water. Some of them have their own names, like Croaton Sound, which separates the mainland from Roanoke Island. Other smaller sounds contained within the larger one are the Currituck and Roanoke Sounds. Albemarle Sound, which is about 55 miles long and from 3 to 14 miles wide, is also home to numerous islands of varying sizes. A shallow inlet, the water depth is no greater than 25 feet.

It was in this area that one of the Confederate Navy's most successful ironclads, the CSS Albemarle, would play a key role in the capture of Plymouth, North Carolina on 17-20 April 1864. The ironclad's contractor was twenty-one year old shipbuilder and engineer, Gilbert Elliott. The designer and supervisor of construction was John L. Porter, Chief Naval Constructor of the Confederate Navy and who had worked on the conversion of the USS Merrimack into the CSS Virginia.

The CSS Albemarle began construction in a former cornfield on the Roanoke River at Edward's Ferry, North Carolina in May, 1863.
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