Dual on the Roanoke CSS Albemarle
Duel on the Roanoke - The True Story of the CSS Albemarle
A 158-foot Confederate ironclad ship built in a cornfield 90 miles up North Carolina's Roanoke River, under the direction of an 18-year-old boy, and the deadly cat-and-mouse game between the two opposing captains.

USS and CSS Navy Ships and Battles
American Civil War





Kindle Available

Reign of Iron: The Story of the First Battling Ironclads, the Monitor and the Merrimack
The first ironclad ships to fight each other, the Monitor and the Virginia (Merrimack), were the unique products of American design genius


CSS Admiral
CSS Alabama
CSS Albemarle
CSS Arkansas
CSS Atlanta
CSS Bayou City
CSS Calhoun
CSS Darlington
CSS De Soto
CSS Florida
CSS General Bragg
CSS General Sterling Price
CSS Governor Moore
H.L. Hunley - Submarine
CSS Jackson
CSS Jefferson Davis

CSS McRae
CSS Muscogee
CSS Nashville
CSS Queen of the West
CSS Saint Patrick
CSS Savannah
CSS Selma
CSS Shenandoah
CSS Stonewall
CSS Stonewall Jackson
CSS Sumter
CSS Teaser
CSS Tennessee
CSS Texas
CSS Virginia
CSS William Hewes

Blockade Runners
Advance
Banshee
Bat
Cherokee
Douglas
Ella and Annie

Blockade Runners
Florida
Margaret and Jessie
Robert E Lee
Thistle
Thomas L. Wragg
Wando

USS Adela
USS Alabama
USS Argosy
USS Aries
USS Arizona
USS Aroostook
USS Augusta
USS Atlanta
USS Bainbridge
USS Bazely
USS Belle
USS Bienville
USS Brooklyn
USS Calhoun
USS Cambridge
USS Catskill
USS Cayuga
USS Champion
USS Cherokee
USS Corondelet
USS Cumberland
USS Dacotah
USS Darlington
USS Dawn

USS Dandelion
USS Daylight
USS Decatur
USS De Soto
USS Diana
USS Dictator
USS Dumbarton
USS Elk
USS Ellen
USS Essex
USS Estrella
USS Eutaw
USS Fawn
USS Fern
USS Flag
USS Florida
USS Forest Rose
USS Fort Donelson
USS Fort Hindman
USS Fort Jackson
USS Frolic
USS Galena
USS General Lyon

USS General Price
USS General William Putnam
USS General Sherman
USS Genesee
USS Gettysburg
USS Glide
USS Harriet Lane
USS Hatteras
USS Hendrick Hudson
USS Housatonic
USS James Adger
USS Kearsarge
USS Malvern
USS Maratanza
USS Maria Denning
USS Metacomet
USS Miami
USS Miantonomoh
USS Monitor
USS Montauk
USS Neosho
USS Octorara

USS Onandaga
USS Osage
USS Putnam
USS San Jacinto
USS Sassacus
USS Saugus
USS Shawnee
USS Southfield
USS St. Louis
USS Tecumseh
USS Tennessee
USS Vanderbilt
USS Varuna
USS Wabash
USS Wachusett
USS Wando
USS Weehawken
USS Westfield
USS William Brown
USS Winnebago
USS Wyoming

Naval Battles

CSS Virginia vs USS Congress
CSS Virginia vs USS Cumberland

Battle of the Ironclads USS Monitor vs CSS Virginia

Hampton Roads Virginia March 1862
Fort Jackson and Fort St. Philip Mississippi Passage April 1862
Drewry's Bluff Fort Darling Naval Action May 15,1862
Fort Pillow and Memphis Tennessee May June 1862
Gun-boats Galena and Mahaska shelling the Rebels at Harrison's Landing July 2, 1862
Union Fleet Running the Rebel Blockade of the Mississippi at Vicksburg, April 16th 1863
Mobile Bay August 1864
Fort Fisher North Carolina January 1865


Ram
Monitors
Submarines





Engagement Between the Federal Steam-Sloop Kearsarge and the Confederate War-Steamer Alabama
Engagement Between the Federal Steam-Sloop Kearsarge
and the Confederate War-Steamer Alabama
Robert Hopkin
24 in. x 18 in.
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Framed   Mounted

Engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", July-December 1861 volume.
It depicts ten of the "90-Day Gunboats" constructed for the U.S. Navy in 1861-62.
Ships, as identified below the image bottom, are (from left, all USS): Chippewa , Sciota , Itasca , Winona , Huron , Ottawa , Pembina , Seneca , Unadilla and Sagamore
US Navy Civil War Gunboats


Red River Campaign, 1864
Rear Admiral Porter's fleet above the falls at Alexandria, Louisiana, awaiting the rise of the river, circa May 1864.
Ships moored along the far river bank include (from left to right): ironclad Mound City , two "City" class ironclads (either Carondelet , Louisville or Pittsburg ), transport William H. Brown , steamer Benefit , tug Dahlia and ironclad Neosho (in the distance, barely visible).
Union navy City Class Ship

CSS Nashville
Confederate naval Ship CSS Nashville
Click to enlarge ship picture

USS Alabama
Battle of Kearsage
and Alabama, 1864

Fine-Art Print
18" x 24"



Bombardment of Fort Sumter
Fine-Art Print

24" x 18"



















War, Technology, and Experience aboard the USS Monitor
The experience of the men aboard the Monitor and their reactions to the thrills and dangers that accompanied the new machine. The invention surrounded men with iron and threatened their heroism, their self-image as warriors, even their lives















Life in Mr. Lincoln's Navy
A tantalizing glimpse into the hardships endured by the naval leadership to build and recruit a fighting force. The seaman endured periods of boredom, punctuated by happy social times and terrifying bouts of battle horror






Confederate Phoenix: The CSS Virginia
The CSS Virginia of the Confederate States Navy destroyed two of the most formidable warships in the U.S. Navy. Suddenly, with this event, every wooden warship in every navy in the world became totally obsolete

"Merchant Steamers Converted into Gun-boats."
Engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", July-December 1861 volume.
It depicts thirteen merchant steamships acquired by the U.S. Navy between April and August 1861 and subsequently converted into warships, plus the steamer Nashville (far left), which became a Confederate cruiser.
U.S. Navy ships, as identified below the image bottom, are (from left to right: Alabama , Quaker City , Santiago de Cuba (listed as "St. Jago de Cuba", Mount Vernon , Massachusetts , South Carolina , Florida , De Soto , Augusta , James Adger , Monticello , Bienville and R.R. Cuyler .
Click to enlarge

Pontoon Boat on Wheels

 

Civil War Submarines

RAM Ships

Civil War Naval Timeline

American Civil War Exhibits

State Battle Maps

Civil War Summary

Civil War Timeline

Women in the Civil War

Battles by Campaign



Monitor 21" Civil War Ship
Wood Model Fully Assembled
  • Dimensions 21" Long x 5" Wide x 3" High
  • Meticulously painted to the actual Monitor
  • Museum quality model. Fully assembled and ready to display.
  • The model rests perfectly on a polished marble base and 4 arched dolphins
  • Built with rare, high quality rosewood.

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Naval Strategies of the Civil War: Confederate Innovations and Federal Opportunism
Compare and contrast the strategies of the Southern Secretary of the Navy, Mallory, against his rival in the North, Welles. Mallory used technological innovation and the skill of individuals to bolster the South's seapower against the Union Navy's superior numbers
Kindle Available
Raising the Hunley

Raising the Hunley: The Remarkable History and Recovery of the Lost Confederate Submarine
For more than a century the fate of the Hunley remained one of the great unsolved mysteries of the Civil War. Then, on August 8, 2000, with thousands of spectators crowding Charleston Harbor, the Hunley was raised from the bottom of the sea and towed ashore.
Kindle Available

Reign of Iron: The Story of the First Battling Ironclads, the Monitor and the Merrimack
The first ironclad ships to fight each other, the Monitor and the Virginia (Merrimack), were the unique products of American design genius

Battle on the Bay:
The Civil War Struggle for Galveston

Civil War history of Galveston is one of the last untold stories from America's bloodiest war, despite the fact that Galveston was a focal point of hostilities throughout the conflict. Galveston emerged as one of the Confederacy's only lifelines to the outside world.
Kindle Available
Hunley the Confederacy Secrect Hope

The H. L. Hunley
The Secret Hope of the Confederacy

On the evening of February 17, 1864, the Confederacy  H. L. Hunley sank the USS Housatonic and became the first submarine in world history to sink an enemy ship. Not until World War I "half a century later” would a submarine again accomplish such a feat. But also perishing that moonlit night, vanishing beneath the cold Atlantic waters off Charleston, South Carolina, was the Hunley and her entire crew of eight

Confederate Blockade Runner 1861-65
The blockade runners of the Civil War usually began life as regular fast steam-powered merchant ships. They were adapted for the high-speed dashes through the Union blockade which closed off all the major Southern ports, and for much of the war they brought much-needed food, clothing and weaponry to the Confederacy
Kindle Available

Wolf of the Deep: Raphael Semmes and the Notorious Confederate Raider CSS Alabama
In July 1862, the Confederate captain Raphael Semmes received orders to report to Liverpool, where he would take command of a secret new British-built steam warship. His mission: to prey on Union commercial vessels and undermine the North's ability to continue the war
Dual on the Roanoke CSS Albemarle
Duel on the Roanoke
The True Story of the CSS Albemarle

A 158-foot Confederate ironclad ship built in a cornfield 90 miles up North Carolina's Roanoke River, under the direction of an 18-year-old boy, and the deadly cat-and-mouse game between the two opposing captains.

Ironclads and Big Guns of the Confederacy : The Journal and Letters of John M. Brooke
Information about the Confederate Navy's effort to supply its fledgling forces, the wartime diaries and letters of John M. Brooke tell the neglected story of the Confederate naval ordnance office, its innovations, and its strategic vision.

Midshipman in Gray: Selections from Recollections of a Rebel Reefer
Kindle Available

Confederate Ironclad vs Union Ironclad: Hampton Roads 1862
The Ironclad was a revolutionary weapon of war. Although iron was used for protection in the Far East during the 16th century, it was the 19th century and the American Civil War that heralded the first modern armored self-propelled warships.
Release date Nov. 2008

Blockaders, Refugees, and Contrabands: Civil War on Florida'S Gulf Coast, 1861-1865
Coastal Florida had a refugee crisis as the war progressed. Escaped slaves ("contrabands") sought out the blockaders. Some joined the U.S. Navy. White men and their families sought to avoid conscription or vengeful neighbors/regulators and eventually sought refuge with the blockaders

Confederate Submarines and Torpedo Vessels 1861-65
Interesting information and many excellent illustrations. It addresses the CSA David class torpedo boats and the Hunley (and its predecessors), as well as Union examples such as the Alligator and the Spuyten Duyvil

Ironclad Down: USS Merrimack-CSS Virginia from Design to Destruction
A treasure trove of detailed information about one of history s most famous vessels. Describing  Stephen Russell Mallory, John Mercer Brooke, John Luke Porter, et al.--who conceived, designed and built one of the world's first ironclads

Confederate Phoenix: The CSS Virginia
The CSS Virginia of the Confederate States Navy destroyed two of the most formidable warships in the U.S. Navy. Suddenly, with this event, every wooden warship in every navy in the world became totally obsolete
Kindle Available

Glory in the Name: A Novel of the Confederate Navy
From Norfolk to Hampton Roads, from Roanoke Island to the nighttime battle on the river below New Orleans, Glory in the Name tells the story of the Confederate States Navy, and the brave men who carried forward against overwhelming odds

Civil War Submarines
Civil War Naval Timeline
Confederate Naval History
Civil War Battles by Campaign
Civil War Period Maps
Timeline of the Civil War
State Battle Maps
Women Soldiers in the Civil War
Civil War Picture Album
Civil War Summary

 

Sources:
U.S. National Park Service
U.S. Library of Congress
US Naval Archives


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