A few of my posts about naval topics on the Civil War Navy Sesquicentennial blog:
– Those Old Ships of the Line. A short look at the old sailing ships-of-the-line on the Navy’s register at the start of the Civil War.
– USS Tyler and the Timberclads. The Tyler and two sister gunboats proved well worth their price in the ravine warfare on the Mississippi and tributaries. On a similar, but more “coastal” theme, Seaman Rob posted about some of the converted steamers used on blockade duties in the brackish waters.
– Birth of the brown water navy – the Mississippi River Flotilla.
– A look at the battle of Plum Point Bend.
– Ambush of the USS Isaac Smith in the Stono River.
– Ironclad attack on Fort Sumter, April 7, 1863.
– The grounding of the USS Weehawken and battle at Charleston on September 8, 1863