USS Glide , a 232-ton stern-wheel "Tinclad" river gunboat, was built in 1863 at Murraysville, Virginia. Purchased by the Navy late in that year and converted to a gunboat (wearing the "tinclad" identification number "43"), she was initially sent to New Orleans, for service on the Western Rivers. In early 1864, Glide was assigned to blockading duties in Berwick Bay, Louisiana,
and remained in that area for the rest of the Civil War. She was decommissioned and sold in August 1865. Subsequently employed in commercial service under the name Glide , she was destroyed by a boiler explosion in January 1869.
Off Brashear City, Louisiana, 29 January 1864. She is wearing the identification number "43" on her pilothouse.
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
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