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Book Talk with Neil P. Chatelain: Defending the Arteries of Rebellion
October 8, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
In an effort to maintain control of the Mississippi, the Southern war machine introduced numerous innovations and alternate defenses including the Confederacy’s first operational ironclad, the first successful use of underwater torpedoes, widespread use of army-navy joint operations, and the employment of extensive river obstructions. Discover the lengths to which the Confederacy went to defend its arteries of rebellion.
Neil P. Chatelain is an adjunct professor of history at LoneStar College-North Harris and a social studies instructor at Carl Wunsche Sr.High School in Spring, Texas. The former US Navy Surface Warfare Officer is a graduate of the University of New Orleans, the University of Houston, and the University of Louisiana-Monroe. Neil researches U.S. Naval History with a focuson Confederate naval operations. He is the author of Fought Like Devils: The Confederate Gunboat McRae (2014), and many magazine, journal, and online articles. He lives with his wife Brittany in Humble, Texas.