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
Fort Darling, Fort Drewry
Civil War Virginia
American Civil War
May 15, 1862
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
With the fall of Yorktown, the Confederate ironclad Virginia at Norfolk was scuttled to prevent her capture.This opened the James River to Federal gunboats.
On May 15, five gunboats, including the ironclads Monitor and Galena, steamed up the James to test the Richmond defenses. They encountered submerged obstacles and deadly accurate fire from the batteries at Drewry's Bluff, which inflicted severe damage on the Galena.
The Federal Navy was turned back.
Result(s): Confederate victory
Location: Chesterfield County
Campaign: Peninsular Campaign (March-September 1862) next battle in campaign previous battle in campaign
Date(s): May 15, 1862
Principal Commanders: Cdr. John Rodgers [US]; Cdr. E. Farrand, Brigadier General William Mahone, Capt. S. S. Lee, and
Lt. John Taylor Wood [CS]
Forces Engaged: 5 gunboats [US]; battery garrison [CS]
Estimated Casualties: 41 total
USS Galena Ironclad
12 in. x 9 in.
Confederate Submarines and Torpedo Vessels 1861-65
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
|Drewry's Bluff Virginia, The Interior of Confederate Fort Darling on the James River
Scene off City Point, Drewry's Bluff James River Virginia
Sketch, possibly by Edward H. Schmidt (a crewman on USS Mahaska).
Items identified by numbers include:
1. USS Mahaska ; 2. Schooner N.C. Claver ; 3. tug Dragon ; 4. USS Monitor ; 5. USS Wachusett ; 6. chartered steamer; 7. a schooner; 8. a gunboat; 9. USS Galena , disabled; 10.
More Pictures of the Naval Battle at Fort Darling on the James River
Photo of the USS Galena after the battle, one plugged hole from enemy shot (near the waterline in bottom left center)
Pictures and plans for the Naval Ship Galena
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
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
Age of Rifles 1846 - 1905
Game lets you design and play turn-based strategic battles. You can create scenarios betwen years 1846 and 1905. You have complete control over all the units, and can customize their firepower, movement points, strength, aggressiveness, etc. Supports 1 or 2 players
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
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. The AI reacts to your commands as if it was a real Civil War general, and offers infinite replayability. The random-scenario generator provides endless variations on the battles
Civil War Battles
Gettysburg is simply the best of all the HPS Civil War games. While all of those are very good in their own right they simply do not compete with the level of detail presented here.
Hundreds of scenarios and multiple OOBs are only the start, the best thing is the campaign game
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