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Introduction — the Federal Navy and the blockade

F. E. Chadwick, Rear-Admiral, United States Navy

The value of discipline — practice on the “Mendota Though lamentably unprepared for war in 1861, the Federal Navy by 1864 set an example of constant arduous training and drill, even during lulls in the actual fighting such as when this photograph was taken, on the James River in 1864.

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