CSS William Hewes
Civil War Confederate Navy Ship

Ella and Annie (Blockade Running Steamship, 1860);
Originally SS William G. Hewes and CSS William G. Hewes ; later USS Malvern (1863-1865) and SS William G. Hewes

William G. Hewes , a 747-ton iron side-wheel steamship, was built at Wilmington, Delaware, in 1860 for commerical service between the U.S. East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico. She made her maiden voyage early in 1861, as north-south tensions were expanding toward civil war. The steamer was seized by the State of Louisiana in late April 1861, initially with the idea of converting her into a gunboat, but instead became a blockade runner operating out of New Orleans. She was moved to Carolina ports after Federal Forces captured the lower Mississippi River in April 1862.

Sometime thereafter, William G. Hewes was transferred to private ownership and renamed Ella and Annie . She continued to run the Federal blockade on behalf of the Confederacy until 9 November 1863, when USS Niphon captured her off New Inlet, North Carolina, during an attempt to enter the port of Wilmington. Ella and Annie was subsequently purchased by the U.S. Navy and commissioned as USS Malvern . Sold at auction in October 1865, she reentered civil employment under her original name. Following a long and varied career, the steamship William G. Hewes was wrecked off Cuba on 20 February 1895.

Artwork by R.G. Skerrett, 1900.
Built as the steamship William G. Hewes in 1860, Ella and Annie was captured off New Inlet, North Carolina, in November 1863. She later became USS Malvern .

Dual on the Roanoke CSS Albemarle
Duel on the Roanoke - The True Story of the CSS Albemarle
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Every aspect of Confederate ironclads is covered: design, construction, armor, armament, life on board, strategy, tactics, and actual combat actions.



Engagement Between the Federal Steam-Sloop Kearsarge and the Confederate War-Steamer Alabama
Engagement Between the Federal Steam-Sloop Kearsarge
and the Confederate War-Steamer Alabama

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Monitor 21" Civil War Ship
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Enfield Rifle
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This piece is a full-size non-firing reproduction of the rifle used in the Civil War. The body is made of European hardwood




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These four programs from the History Channel series Civil War Journal cover critical aspects of the early days of the war.

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