Civil War Union Naval Ship
USS Argosy (1863-1865, "Tinclad" # 27)
USS Argosy , a 219-ton stern-wheel "tinclad" river gunboat, was built in 1862 at Monongahela, Pennsylvania. She was purchased by the Navy in March 1863 and commissioned later in that month. Argosy served on the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers during much of the Civil War, supporting Federal operations penetrating into the Confederacy.
Later in the conflict Argosy patrolled the lower Mississippi River. She was decommissioned and sold in August 1865. Retaining her name, she was employed for civilian purposes until March 1872, when she was destroyed by fire at Cincinnati, Ohio.
Pen and ink drawing by Samuel War Stanton, depicting the ship operating on the Western Rivers during the Civil War.
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
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
Civil War Musket
Wood & Steel Frontier Rifle Designed After The Original Rifle
72 Piece Civil War Army Men
Play Set 52mm Union and Confederate Figures, Bridge, Horses, Canon
- 48 Union and Confederate Soldiers up to 2-1/8 inches tall
- 4 Horses, 4 Sandbag Bunkers, 6 Fence Sections, 3 Cannon, 3 Limber Wagons (Ammo Carts)
- Bridge, Small Barracks, 2 Cardboard buildings
- Scale: About 1/35th
Civil War Ships and Battles
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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
History Channel Civil War
There are about a half-dozen different small arms types, but the Henry is the best for rapid repeating fire and least reloading. The shotgun they give you is useless: you must aim spot-on to affect an enemy, so why not just use the rifle? Grenades are useful at times.
Civil War Model 1851 Naval Pistol
Halls of Honor
The U.S. Navy Museum takes you on an informed and entertaining romp through one of North America s oldest and finest military museums. The museum has been in continuous operation at the Washington Navy Yard since the American Civil War
Raise The Alabama
She was known as "the ghost ship." During the Civil War, the CSS Alabama sailed over 75,000 miles and captured more than 60 Union vessels. But her career came to an end in June of 1864 when she was sunk by the USS Kearsarge off the coast of Northern France
The Civil War - A Film by Ken Burns
Here is the saga of celebrated generals and ordinary soldiers, a heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one
Civil War Journal
The Conflict Begins
These four programs from the History Channel series Civil War Journal cover critical aspects of the early days of the war.
U.S. National Park Service
U.S. Library of Congress
US Naval Archives