Benjamin Franklin Isherwood, ladies and gentleman.

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The genius behind the US Civil War navy.
 

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The genius behind the US Civil War navy.

Interesting guy! From what I read, he was the driving force behind the production of Union steam vessels during the war. I had wondered who he was, as my father served as ensign on the USS Isherwood in WW2:

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