Civil War

Civil War
6:27 am
Tue July 29, 2014

150th Anniversary of Mobile Bay Battle Coming

Confederate ironclad CSS Tennessee engages the USS Oneida while under fire from the USS Chickasaw (Painting by Tom Freeman www.tomfreemanart.com)
Credit civilwar.org

Civil War re-enactors from across the nation will be on the Alabama coast this weekend to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay and the Siege of Fort Morgan.

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.

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150 Hunley
11:47 am
Mon February 17, 2014

150 Years Since the Sinking of the Hunley

U.S.S. Alabama Curator Shea McLean with a model of the Hunley
Credit Stan Ingold

    

  It's an historic day in the annals of submarine warfare.

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…

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News Promo
3:30 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

The Battle over History