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The American Civil War Naval War
- Articles, original documents, official records, that deal with Federal and Confederate Navies and their sailors.
The Boat-Burners & the Steamer Sultana
- A look at the sabotage of the Sultana which caused 1800 deaths, mostly Union POWs returning north.
Confederate States Navy
- Dedicated to the memory of the gallant and too often unknown sailors and marines of the C.S. Navy.
CSS Neuse State Historic Site
- Resembling a river barge, this Confederate ironclad built to help an attempt to regain control of the Neuse River was destroyed by its crew in 1865 when Union forces captured Kinston NC.
CSS Palmetto State, Ironclad
- A history of the ironclad, with engavings and statistics.
- Previously known as USS Merrimack, the CSS Virginia is known for the historic battle against the Monitor. Historical documents and bibliography pertaining to this famous Confederate ironclad.
Ironclads and Blockade Runners
- For the navies, the American Civil War began on April 12, 1861 when Fort Sumter was fired upon and ended on June 23, 1865 with the official raising of the blockade. However, the first shots of the war were really those fired at the steamer Star of the West as she approached Charleston Harbor on January 9, 1861 and the cruiser CSS Shenandoah did not finally haul down her flag until November 7, 1865.
John Flack Winslow and the USS Monitor
- An historical site about Winslow, who personally paid for the construction of the USS Monitor after the Navy tried to derail the project.
Merchant Marine in Civil War
- Role of the Union Merchant Marine, the Confederate raiders, and two African-American Mariner heroes: William Tillman and Robert Smalls.
North Carolina Squadron
- Extensive information on the ships, crews, and officers of the "mosquito fleet".
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion
- A compilation published under the direction of the Secretary of Navy, Superintendent of Naval War records, and Robert H. Woods in 1894. From Cornell University's Making of America Project.
Ships, Blockades & Raiders
- Individual articles on some Union and Confederate vessels, Pook Turtles, the blockade, and blockade running.
Smithsonian Magazine - Pieces of History
- Details on recent excavation of USS Monitor gun turrets and other artifacts.
The Sultana: Death on the Dark River
- Narrative and links about the Sultana disaster at the end of the U.S. Civil War.
The USS Monitor Center
- From the Mariner's Museum, explores the discovery and recovery of the Ironclad, plus its conservation, history, museum, and online shop.
Wars and conflicts of the U.S. Navy
- Main listing of historical topics on all time periods of naval history, including the Civil War, arranged chronologially.
When Liverpool Was Dixie
- True story of what happened in Liverpool, England during the years 1861-1865. In memory of Commander James Dunwoody Bulloch CSN, the man responsible for the Florida, Alabama, and the Shenandoah, plus a host of other vessels.
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