USS Genesee Side Wheel Steam Boat Civil War Union Naval Ship
USS Genesee (1862-1867)
USS Genesee , first of a class of two 1120-ton "double-ender" side wheel steam gunboats, was built at Boston, Massachusetts. She was commissioned in July 1862 and served into the next year with the West Gulf Blockading Squadron, mainly off the North Carolina coast. In February 1863, Genesee was assigned to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron. Damaged by gunfire during the 14-15
March attempt to steam up the Mississippi River past Confederate fortifications at Port Hudson, she remained on the river until mid-year.
Genesee 's next served as a blockader off Mobile Bay, Alabama, assisting in the destruction of the blockade running steamer Fanny in September 1863. She played a supporting role in the 5 August 1864 Battle of Mobile Bay. Subsequently, Genesee was employed as a store ship and in mine clearance operations in the bay. Following the end of hostilities, the gunboat was
sent to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she decommissioned in July 1865. USS Genesee was sold in October 1867. Converted to a sailing bark for civilian employment, she was later named Hattie C. Besse .
Off Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in March 1863. Donation of T.D. Wilson, USN.
Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", 27 May 1865 It depicts the ship protected with anti-torpedo nets, during operations to clear Mobile Bay, Alabama, of Confederate "torpedoes" (mines) during the last months of the Civil War.
Confederate Ironclad vs Union Ironclad: Hampton Roads 1862 The Ironclad was a revolutionary weapon of war. Although iron was used
for protection in the Far East during the 16th century, it was the 19th century and the American Civil War that heralded the first modern armored self-propelled warships.
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