Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
The main theme of this thesis is the precise role of the navy department in the struggle to maintain the Union. However, naval operations themselves are not within the scope of this thesis. To what degree did the navy department assist in the successful prosecution of the war? What problems were faced by Welles in the purchase, charter, and construction of naval vessels? What was the relationship between the department and Congress? What evidence of fraud and corruption existed?
Eisenbarth, Robert K., "The Construction and Administration of the Union Navy" (1953). Graduate Thesis Collection. 449.