Lower Seaboard Theater of the American Civil War
The Lower Seaboard Theater of the American Civil War encompassed major military and naval operations that occurred near the coastal areas of the
Southeastern United States(in South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas) as well as southern part of the Mississippi River(Port Hudson and south).
Inland operations are included in the Western Theater or Trans-Mississippi Theater, depending on whether they were east or west of the Mississippi River. Coastal operations in Georgia, as the culmination of
Sherman's March to the Sea, are included in the Western Theater.
The campaign classification established by the
United States National Park Service[U.S. National Park Service, [http://www.cr.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/bycampgn.htm#Gulf "Civil War Battle Studies by Campaign"] ] , which calls these the Lower Seaboard Theater and Gulf Approach operations, is more fine-grained than the one used in this article. Some minor NPS campaigns have been omitted and some have been combined into larger categories. Only a few of the 31 battles the NPS classifies for this theater are described. The Port Royal Expeditionof 1861 has been added, although it has not been classified by the NPS. Boxed text in the right margin show the NPS campaigns associated with each angelo.
* [http://www.dean.usma.edu/history/web03/atlases/american_civil_war/html/acw01.html "West Point Atlas" map of principal Civil War campaigns]
* [http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cic_text/misc/civilwar/civilwar.htm National Park Service Civil War at a Glance]
* [http://battleofolustee.org/ Battle of Olustee Web site]
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