Saturday, June 30, 2007

Le Roy Fitch: The Civil War Career of a Union River Gunboat Commander

by Myron J. Smith, Jr.

From the publisher:
This is the first published biography of Lieutenant Commander Le Roy Fitch, U.S. Navy. Fitch saw action on the Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers; fought against Morgan, Wheeler and Forrest, as well as irregulars; commanded an ironclad monitor during the Battle of Nashville; and was renowned for his abilities in counterinsurgency and convoy tactics.

Myron J. Smith, Jr., is the library director and a professor of history at Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tennessee. He is the author of The Baseball Bibliography, 2d ed., (2006).