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    Book Review The U.S. Navy and the Origins of the Military-Industrial Complex, 1847-1883 by Dr. Kurt Hackemer

    Author(s) or editor(s) first and last name(s) / Dr. Kurt Hackemer Title of book / The U.S. Navy and the Origins of the Military-Industrial Complex, 1847-1883 Year of publication / Copyright 2001 Place of publication / Annapolis, MD Publisher / Naval Institute Press Number of pages / 181 Price /...
  2. SWMODave

    I thought a thousand ****s but uttered none.

    The new vocation took the boy war correspondent, now in his twentieth year, to Cairo in the early weeks of 1862. And quickly came his baptism of fire. Commodore Foote was preparing for his water attack on Fort Donelson in a bend of the Cumberland river. He was suffering from a rheumatic hand...
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    Medal Of Honor Story You Hope His Mother Didn't Read, Seaman Jackson's Torpedoes

    From NYPL, fly leaf image on a book listing medals received in naval duty. Some hair raising accounts in there you just hope mothers of sailors didn't read. You'd lock your kid in a closet if you had any idea what they'd be up to, medal or no. Here's one, no comment from his mother. ' Seized...
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    Mine (torpedo) sweeping on the James by USS Spuyten Duyvil

    http://www.naval-history.net/PhotoZHinds.htm Reading about the USS Spuyten Duyvil at http://web.archive.org/web/20140407072941/http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/s16/spuyten_duyvil.htm I came across this quote... "After Lee evacuated Richmond, Spuyten Duyvil used her torpedoes to help clear the...
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    The Long Blue Line: Lighthouse Service during the Civil War

    U.S. Lighthouse Service tender Van Santvoort was transferred to the Union Navy in 1861 and served as the gunboat USS Coeur de Lion during the Civil War. U.S. Coast Guard Collection. The Long Blue Line: Lighthouse Service during the Civil War Posted by Diana Sherbs, Thursday, June 22, 2017...
  6. GELongstreet

    Rank Charts for Civil War Navies

    This page shows the complicated and frequently changed insignia of the Union Navy during the civil war. It also shows the rank insignia of the Confederate States Navy as well as those of both the C.S. and U.S. Marine Corps. The study is part of the homepage of the "U.S. Naval Landing Party"...
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    "One Thousand Fifty Years of American History Makers"

    "One Thousand Fifty Years of American History Makers" Photograph of a gathering of retired Navy and Marine Corps flag officers, taken circa 1923. Those present are (left to right, in front row): Rear Admiral Yates Stirling (born 1843); Rear Admiral George C. Remey (born 1841); Rear Admiral...
  8. leftyhunter

    Union use of mines?

    Did the Union Navy use,any kind of mines or torpedoes to block Confederate ports? If so any succss or failures? Did the Union Navy have any succss on mine clearing to protect their ships,stationed off of Confederate ports? Thanks, Leftyhunter
  9. leftyhunter

    The USS Aligator

    Wiki has an article on the USS Aligator a submersible craft based on a French design and built by an American firm in Philidelphia for the Union Navy. Did the Wiki article leave out any major details? Other then captured Captured vessels did the Union import any warships? Thanks, Leftyhunter
  10. shandy

    Who was Stephen Blanding?

    Hi, I've recently read Stephen Blanding's Recollections of a sailor boy; or, The cruise of the gunboat Louisiana, which I enjoyed greatly. I've also seen it used as a source in several studies on the Union Navy. However, I couldn't find Mr Blanding in the Soldiers and Sailors Database (I don't...
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    Dr. Craig Symonds discusses "The Navy and the Civil War"

    Shifely 4 16 USNA Museum Published on Apr 29, 2014 Dr. Craig Symonds discusses "The Navy and the Civil War" as part of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum's Shifley Lecture Series Cheers, USS ALASKA
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    African Americans in the Civil War Navy

    WGBHForum Published on Aug 21, 2012 More than 20,000 African Americans served in the Union Navy during the Civil War. Boston National Historical Park ranger Bill Casey shares the inspiring true stories of two of these men at Old South Meeting House: Medal of Honor recipient John Lawson, and...


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