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If you had to time travel and had to serve in a Civil War navy…would you choose to serve in the blue water navy (sea) or brown water navy (river)?
This week the U.S. Naval War College Museum announced that a restoration project is underway for an 11,000 pound exhibited anchor that once belonged to the USS Constellation. The ship commissioned in 1855 and took part in the Civil War … Continue reading
What’s your favorite Union ship? Any craft that steams or sails, blue or brown water, qualifies in the loose designation of “ship” for the question. (Save your Confederate answers for next week!)
“The scene on board the flag-ship was novel and thrilling. The thunder of the conflict drowned all other noises,” wrote historian John S. C. Abbott. In one of the first Civil War histories, written while it happened, Abbott employed elegant … Continue reading
Let’s talk Civil War Navies… Do you have a favorite ship or ironclad from the conflict? Why?
What maritime firsts or naval warfare advances during the Civil War are important to you? Why?
One of the joys of a historian is finding that perfect eye-witness account of momentous events, one that puts you alongside our ancestors and sees through their eyes. The following is just such a viewpoint. “IN March, 1862, I was … Continue reading
The enlistment of African Americans as soldiers in the United States Army during the Civil War is a well-examined topic, but less appreciated is the story of freedmen and former slaves as sailors in the navy. Wartime experiences of these … Continue reading
We’re featuring another post from the Emerging Civil War Archives for our Battlefield Markers & Monuments series. In today’s archived article, Dwight Hughes shares his perspective on the lack of monuments or markers commemorating the Civil War conflict at sea. … Continue reading