Soley, James Russell. BLOCKADE AND THE CRUISERS
New York: C. Scribner?ó?é¼?äós Sons, 1883
Soley (1850-1911) was a professor of the U.S. Navy. This introductory volume tells about the general condition and problems of the Navy before and at the beginning of the Civil War. It describes the operations of blockade runners, Atlantic squadrons, gulf squadrons, the commerce destroyers, and has three appendices (“Vessels of the U.S. Navy, March 4, 1861;” “Vessels Constructed or Projected, 1861-1865;” and “Instructions from Flag-Officer Goldsborough to Officers Commanding Blockading Vessels”). There are ads for other naval books at the end of this work.
Volume 1 of “The Navy in the Civil War” series. Index and appendices at the end.