Civil War http://apr.org en Battle of Mobile Bay-- "Castle Morgan" http://apr.org/post/battle-mobile-bay-castle-morgan <p><strong>Alabama Public radio is looking back on a pivotal moment in the American Civil War. Next week marks one hundred and fifty years since the battle of Mobile Bay, which was a turning point the War Between the States. APR is also looking at Alabama’s role in the Civil War in 1864. Many people talk about the battles, but some of those who fought were captured and held in POW camps. The Confederate Camp Andersonville often comes to mind. There was also a camp here in Alabama.</strong></p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:43:37 +0000 Stan Ingold 56683 at http://apr.org Battle of Mobile Bay-- "Castle Morgan" 150th Anniversary of Mobile Bay Battle Coming http://apr.org/post/150th-anniversary-mobile-bay-battle-coming <p>Civil War re-enactors from across the nation will be on the <font color="red">Alabama</font> coast this weekend to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay and the Siege of Fort Morgan.</p><p></p><p>Organizers say the activities will begin Friday evening with a concert of Civil War music by Bobby Horton. The re-enactment begins Saturday morning with the attack of the Union Navy. The re-enactment continues all day and concludes Saturday night with a barrage of artillery firing over the effort. The re-enactment continues Sunday with the surrender of Fort Morgan.</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:27:49 +0000 Associated Press 56666 at http://apr.org 150th Anniversary of Mobile Bay Battle Coming 150 Years Since the Sinking of the Hunley http://apr.org/post/150-years-sinking-hunley <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's an historic day in the annals of submarine warfare.</span></p><p></p><p>Today marks the 150th anniversary of the attack by the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley on the Union blockade ship Housatonic, which sank off Charleston during the Civil War. Although the Hunley never returned, it became the first submarine to sink an enemy warship. Take a look below at APR’s feature report on the history of the ill-fated submarine…</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 17:47:30 +0000 Stan Ingold 46964 at http://apr.org 150 Years Since the Sinking of the Hunley The Battle over History http://apr.org/post/battle-over-history <p>Montgomery, Alabama – Walking through Southern Skin Divers Supply in Birmingham it is easy to see Steve Phillips is an unabashed fan of the civil war. In his shop Phillips has some relics from this conflict on display, everything from belt buckles to cannonballs.</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 20:30:04 +0000 13425 at http://apr.org The Battle over History