Confederate Side Wheel Steamer
American Civil War
A small side-wheel river steamer, was used by the Confederacy as a picket boat on the Mississippi River. She was captured by Federal forces when Island Number Ten fell on 7 April 1862 and was thereafter employed by the Union Army.
"View of Steamers Sunk by the Rebels Between Island Number Ten and New Madrid"
Line engraving, based on a sketch by Alexander Simplot, published in "Harper's Weekly", 1862,
ships sunk by the Confederates off their fortifications at Island Number 10, circa 7 April 1862.
As identified on the engraving, the ships are (from left to right):
, John Simonds
, Red Rover
, Ohio Belle
, De Soto
, Kanawha Valley , Winchester and Mars .
Most of these
vessels, some of which were not sunk, were later employed by the Union forces.
1860 Enfield Civil War Musketoon
This piece is a full-size
non-firing reproduction of the rifle used in the Civil War. The body is made of European hardwood
Civil War Cannon
Collectible Models and childrens
Miniature Collectible Civil War Cannon12 pound Civil War field cannon replica weapon
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.
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
Year on a Monitor and the Destruction of Fort Sumter
Personal view of
the Civil War Navy. The monitor saw action in several significant naval assaults by the Union's Squadron. It took part in the failed Federal attack on Sumter in April 1863. The "Nahant" also participated in the capture of the Confederate Ram "Atlanta," and in the assault on Fort Wagner
War, Technology, and Experience aboard the USS Monitor
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
American Civil War Fortifications
Coastal Brick and Stone
The design, construction and operational history of fortifications, such as Fort Sumter, Fort Morgan and Fort Pulaski. Stone and brick forts stretched from New England to the Florida Keys, and as far as the Mississippi River. A handful of key sites remained in Union hands throughout the war, the remainder had to be won back
through bombardment or assault.
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
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