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  1. LoyaltyOfDogs

    J.D. Husbands, Jr., US Navy, And Dog

    It's not often that we see a Civil War photo of an identified soldier or sailor with his dog, but here is one from the Library of Congress. J.D. Husbands, Jr., served aboard the USS Western World and had previously been with the 13th New York Infantry as quartermaster. The photo is dated c. 1862-63.
  2. GELongstreet

    Rear Admiral Thomas Turner, U.S.N.

    And a picture for our navy guys - Rear Admiral Thomas Turner (1807-1883). The Virginian became a Midshipman in the U.S. Navy in 1825; serving in the Mediterranean, the East Indies and in the war against Mexico. When the civil war began he headed the Phíladelphia Naval Yard. He was made Captain...
  3. shipmodeler

    Hello from central Oklahoma!

    Hi all. My name is Rusty White and I am an ironclad freak. I love the ironclads and everything about them; especially their history as it pertains and intertwines with the modern steel navy. I am a ship modeller (guess what I build) and am the owner/operator of Flagship Models (guess what I...
  4. USS ALASKA

    CSS Albemarle

    Looking at some pics of the sunken CSS Albemarle, noticed that her casement was knocked out of alignment. This happened as a result of Cushing's attack? How large was the explosive charge on that spar torpedo? www.navsource.org/archives/09/86/098649312.jpg...
  5. chellers

    What is the greatest overlooked story at the end of the Civil War?

    "CSS Shenandoah (1864-1865) Painting depicting the Confederate cruiser in the Arctic ice, circa June 1865. This image has been credited to the "Illustrated London News", though it appears to be a painting on canvas and not a line engraving. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. (U.S. Naval...
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