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The Sinking of the USS Hatteras

The Union Navy’s USS Hatteras was in the news 150 years after it was sunk in the Gulf of Mexico by the CSS Alabama on January 11th, 1863. A scientific expedition consisting of researchers...

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The Battle of Grand Gulf

In mid April 1863, the gunboats, troop transports, and supply barges  of Major General Ulysses S. Grant’s command successfully steamed past the batteries at Vicksburg, Mississippi. With the vessels now on the Mississippi River below...

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The Capture of Fort Henry, Tennessee February 1862

In the fall of 1861, Captain Jesse Taylor accepted command of the artillery at Fort Henry, a Confederate garrison on the Tennessee River near the Kentucky–Tennessee border. The Tennessee flows from eastern Tennessee southwest into...