Day Two at the CW Navy Conference: Priceless Artifacts

I am just about to head out for the second day of the Civil War Navy Conference and am looking forward to even more great presentations on steel ships, steam engines, muzzle-loading cannons, and iron men.  So while the posting is light, I’ll stream Twitter updates when possible. But I will leave you Twitter-averse typesContinue reading “Day Two at the CW Navy Conference: Priceless Artifacts”

Battle of the Ironclads: “What if” Rodman’s guns were used?

Today being the 150th anniversary of the clash between the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia, posts and articles about the battle are all over the internet. The Civil War Navy Sesquicentennial is in full “ironclad” mode with several posts relating to the battle, including the “big buzz” about the facial reconstruction from the remains recovered fromContinue reading “Battle of the Ironclads: “What if” Rodman’s guns were used?”