Civil War Ships

Civil War Ships

Blockade Runners

Blockade runners were ships that attempted to get through the Union blockade of Southern waters during the Civil War.

As the Civil War raged on, the Union sought to cripple the Confederate economy by imposing a naval blockade on Southern ports. This strategy, known as the Anaconda Plan, aimed to […]

Blockade Runners2023-03-22T11:45:55-04:00

Sultana Ship

The Sultana Ship disaster came at the end of the American Civil War. The Confederate surrender to the Union on April 9th, 1865, was the culmination of four incredibly difficult years for the United States, leaving the nation battered and weary.

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Sultana Ship2022-02-23T14:47:34-05:00

H.L. Hunley

The H.L. Hunley is famous for being the first submarine to sink an enemy ship. Preceding the Hunley was the first American submarine used during the Revolutionary War called the Turtle (also called the American Turtle), which was an incredibly small and crude version of an underwater boat.

The Turtle was […]

H.L. Hunley2022-01-14T13:20:41-05:00
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