Along with the clash of ironclads in Hampton Roads and the duel between the Alabama and the Kearsarge off Cherbourg, France, the Battle of Mobile Bay is one of the iconic confrontations of the Civil W
Written By: John Grady Early in the Civil War, hard-pressed Confederate Army officers in the West, like Major General Leonidas K. Polk, knew they were particularly exposed to the Union Army and Navy.
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A brief description of the developments in naval technology during the Civil War Era.
The Civil War Trust's educational webpage describing the structure and evolution of Civil War armies.
Historian Garry Adelman explains why soldiers fought in "line of battle." This video is part of the Civil War Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics.