"Admiral Porter's Fleet Running the Rebel Blockade of the Mississippi at Vicksburg April 16th 1863."
Colored lithograph published by Currier & Ives, New York, 1863. Ships depicted are (from the front to the rear, all USS except as noted)): Benton (Flagship); Lafayette with General Price
alongside; Louisville ; Mound City ; Pittsburg ; Carondelet ; transports Silver Wave , Forest Queen & Henry Clay ; and Tuscumbia . Text under the print's title reads: "At half past ten P.M. the boats left their moorings & steamed down the river,
the Benton, Admiral Porter, taking the lead -- as they approached the point opposite the town, a terrible concentrated fire of the centre, upper and lower batteries, both water and bluff, was directed upon the channel, which here ran within one hundred yards of the shore. At the same moment innumerable floats of turpentine and other combustible materials were set ablaze. In the face of all this
fire, the boats made their way with but little loss except the transport Henry Clay which was set on fire & sunk."
Sid Meier's Civil War Collection Take command of either Confederate or
Union troops and command them to attack from the trees, rally around the general, or do any number of other realistic military actions.
History Channel Civil War A Nation Divided Rally the troops and organize a counterattack -- Your strategic decision and talent as a commander will decide if the Union is preserved or if Dixie wins its independence
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