USS Winnebago Ironclad River Monitor Civil War Union Naval Ship
USS Winnebago (1864-1874).
USS Winnebago , a 1300-ton Milwaukee class twin-turret ironclad river monitor, was built at Carondelet, Missouri. She was commissioned in April 1864 and served with the Mississippi Squadron during the next few months. On 15 June, she participated in an engagement with Confederate artillery at Ratliff's Landing, Louisiana. Reassigned to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron in
July, Winnebago battled both Fort Morgan and the Confederate ironclad Tennessee during the Battle of Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864.
Winnebago remained in Mobile Bay during the rest of the Civil War, bombarding Fort Morgan prior to its surrender later in August and subsequently supporting operations to blockade and capture the city of Mobile, Alabama. In March 1865, she took part in an attack on Spanish Fort, near Mobile. In April, she convoyed troops to Selma and Montgomery, Alabama, and blockaded the
Tombigbee River. Following the war's end, USS Winnebago was decommissioned at New Orleans in September 1865. She was briefly renamed Tornado in June-August 1869, but remained laid up until she was sold in September 1874,. Reportedly, she later became the Peruvian Navy's warship Manco Capac .
Primitive sketch, reproduced as a photograph by T. Lilienthal, New Orleans, circa 1864-65
Union River Ironclad 1861-65 At the start of the American Civil War, neither side
had warships on the Mississippi River. In what would prove the vital naval campaign of the war, both sides fought for control of the river. While the Confederates relied on field fortifications and small gunboats, the Union built a series of revolutionary river ironclads
The Civil War on Hatteras Island North Carolina New light on the
experiences of Civil War soldiers stationed on the Outer Banks. It follows the crucial maritime battles along the Outer Banks and the famous Burnsides Expedition. Aa fascinating history of how one of America's most treasured islands played a significant part in the Civil War
The Story of the H.L. Hunley During the Civil War, Union forces blockade the port of
Charleston so the Confederate army seeks a way to attrack the Yankee Ships. George Dixon is part of the group of men given the task of creating and building the "fish boat," a submarine. The H.L. Hunley ultimately sets out on its mission to sink Yankee ships, but fails to return, its whereabouts unknown.
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 Blue and the Gray The Complete
Miniseries The Civil War proved a backdrop for this 1982 miniseries. Complete and uncut three disc set. Two families divided by the War Between the States. A Southerner caught when he becomes a war correspondent for the Northern newspaper. He finds himself where history's in the making from the Battle of Bull Run to Abraham
Blue Vs. Gray - Killing Fields Relive the most vicious fighting of the Civil War, in
which General Ulysses S. Grant forcibly reversed the tide of the conflict by paying with the blood of thousands. It was a desperate time for the Union
Sources: U.S. National Park Service U.S. Library of Congress US Naval Archives