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Gunboat Number 14 By Jens Kuhn
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It’s 1808 and Sweden is at war with Russia. The war is not going well. On land, the Swedish army is retreating continuously and all that stands between the Russians and the Swedish mainland are... More > the gunboats of the inshore fleet. The sea war amongst the islands of the Finnish and Swedish archipelagos is a special kind of war, fought in open boats by badly equipped men without proper training. Fighting the weather as much as the Russians, Lieutenant Johan Kuhlin commands a small squadron of three gunboats on special duty. During the short and wet summer, he learns that an independent command isn’t all glory and that spies can be more dangerous than Russian guns.< Less
Gunboat Number 14 By Jens Kuhn
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It's 1808 and Sweden is at war with Russia. The war is not going well. On land, the Swedish army is retreating continuously and all that stands between the Russians and the Swedish mainland are the... More > gunboats of the inshore fleet. The sea war amongst the islands of the Finnish and Swedish archipelagos is a special kind of war, fought in open boats by badly equipped men without proper training. Fighting the weather as much as the Russians, Lieutenant Johan Kuhlin commands a small squadron of three gunboats on special duty. During the short and wet summer, he learns that an independent command isn't all glory and that spies can be more dangerous than Russian guns.< Less
Frank on a Gun-Boat By Harry Castlemon
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"Well, Frank, did you bring home the evening's paper?" inquired Mrs. Nelson, as her son entered the room where she was sitting. "Yes, ma'am. Here it is!" answered Frank, producing... More > it. "But there is no news in it. The Army of the Potomac has not moved yet. I don't see what makes them wait so long. Why don't McClellan go to work and thrash the rebels?" "You must remember that the rebels have about as many men as we have," answered his mother. "Perhaps, if McClellan should undertake to 'thrash' the rebels, as you say, he would get whipped himself" "That makes no difference," answered Frank. "If I was in his place, and the rebels _should_ whip me, it wouldn't do any good, for I'd renew the battle every day, as long as I had a man left."< Less
Frank on a Gun-Boat By Harry Castlemon
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"Well, Frank, did you bring home the evening's paper?" inquired Mrs. Nelson, as her son entered the room where she was sitting. "Yes, ma'am. Here it is!" answered Frank, producing... More > it. "But there is no news in it. The Army of the Potomac has not moved yet. I don't see what makes them wait so long. Why don't McClellan go to work and thrash the rebels?" "You must remember that the rebels have about as many men as we have," answered his mother. "Perhaps, if McClellan should undertake to 'thrash' the rebels, as you say, he would get whipped himself" "That makes no difference," answered Frank. "If I was in his place, and the rebels _should_ whip me, it wouldn't do any good, for I'd renew the battle every day, as long as I had a man left."< Less
Erie Built, Gunboats War of 1812 By William Bell
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This is a study of Erie and the building of the vessels used in the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812. There are 27 color photos and 3-D models, and two maps. This enables the reader to... More > envision where buildings and important sites stood. The 3-D models of the ships and weapons give the next best thing to seeing a tall ship standing in the harbor. Finally there are census results, an extensive source list, and lesson plans perfect for educational purposes or just exploring on your own Erie or ships of the time.< Less
Running the Batteries The Story of the Western Gunboat Flotilla By Peter Ericson
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Running the Batteries tells the story of the Union gunboats on the western rivers during the American Civil War. This fleet of ironclad gunboats engaged in some of the greatest battles of the Western... More > Theater, and led the way to the eventual Union victory.< Less
Civil War Letters from a Gunboat Sailor By Daniel Graves
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Previously unpublished letters from a gunboat sailor during the Civil War. From the Other People’s Mail series, comes this manuscript from the past, a unique look at Civil War service through... More > the words of Acting Master’s Mate E.C. Ellis. His ship was the USS Fort Hindman, Tinclad #13, of the River Squadron, and his words are the best description of life on a Civil War gunboat ever published.< Less
Volume 2417, Fly-class gunboat --- Fly (EP) By Print Wikipedia
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Volume 2417, Fly-class gunboat---Fly (EP) Print Wikipedia is a both a utilitarian visualization of the largest accumulation of human knowledge and a poetic gesture towards the inhuman scale of big... More > data. Michael Mandberg wrote software that parses the entirety of the English-language Wikipedia database and programmatically lays out nearly 7500 volumes, complete with covers, and then uploads them to Lulu.com for print-on-demand. Print Wikipedia draws attention to the sheer size of the encyclopedia's content and the impossibility of rendering Wikipedia as a material object in fixed form: Once a volume is printed it is already out of date. It is also a work of found poetry built on what is likely the largest appropriation ever made. As we become increasingly more dependent on information and source material on the Internet today, Mandiberg explores the accessibility of its vastness.< Less
Running the Batteries By Peter Ericson
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Running the Batteries tells the story of the Union gunboats on the western rivers during the American Civil War. Named the Western Gunboat Flotilla, and later the Mississippi Squadron, this was a... More > fleet of ironclad gunboats purposely built to seize control of the Mississippi River and to split the Confederacy in two. The story of the western gunboats is one of great technical advancement, coupled with old-fashioned courage and determination.< Less
Running the Batteries By Peter Ericson
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Running the Batteries tells the story of the Union gunboats on the western rivers during the American Civil War. Named the Western Gunboat Flotilla, and later the Mississippi Squadron, this was a... More > fleet of ironclad gunboats purposely built to seize control of the Mississippi River and to split the Confederacy in two. The story of the western gunboats is one of great technical advancement, coupled with old-fashioned courage and determination.< Less

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