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La Pintura y la Guerra. Sursumkorda in memoriam

Beautiful painting of the Confederate ironclad Albemarle ramming the Union ship Southfield. The Albemarle earned a reputation as unsinkable.

The  CSS Tennessee engages the USS Oneida and USS Chickasaw at the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 5, 1864.  The Tennessee, fighting virtually alone, was finally battered to the point she had to surrender.  The Federals eventually repaired her and she was placed into Federal service as the USS Tennessee.

Damn the Torpedoes!

Confederate ironclad CSS Tennessee engages the USS Oneida while under fire from the USS Chickasaw (Painting by Tom Freeman www.

I wonder if Admiral Farragut really made his famous statement "Dam the torpedoes, full speed ahead" after seeing this! The other thing some believe he may have said is hilarious!

The Battle of Mobile Bay was fought August 1864 during the Civil War and saw RAdm. David Farragut's fleet force its way into Mobile Bay and defeat a smaller Confederate squadron.

1862 the burning of the USS Congress by the CSS Virginia

*DURING THE CIVIL WAR ~ Union naval forces blockaded Florida's coast, but Confederate ships were still able to run the blockades

Virginia's Debut - Tom Freeman photo VirginiasDebut-TomFreeman_zps86a9317b.jpg

Virginia's Debut by Tom Freeman - The ironclad C. Virginia steams from Gosport Navy Yard with tenders C. Teaser and C. Jamestown to engage the Union Fleet at Hampton Roads, Virginia, March 1862

The Tennessee broadside-to-broadside with the Oneida; monitor Chickasaw badgering the Confederate from point-blank range at left, Winnebago in background; bowsprit-less ("knockabout") wooden gunboat USS Pequot at right rear. Painting by Tom Freeman.

*CIVIL WAR ~ Damn the Torpedoes! Confederate ironclad CSS Tennessee engages the USS Oneida while under fire from the USS Chickasaw (Painting by Tom Freeman)

USS Monitor in action

*USS MONITOR ~ at Hampton Roads Was an iron-hulled steamship. Built during the American Civil War, she was the first ironclad warship commissioned by the Union Navy.

CSS Fredericksburg and CSS Virginia II under fire from Union shore batteries and the USS Onondaga, in 1865 at Fredericksburg at Trents Reach".

Tom Freeman - CSS Fredericksburg - Battle of Trent's Reach, CSS Fredericksburg and CSS Virginia II, under fire from Union shore batteries and the USS Onondaga, in The Onondaga

Civil War ironclads, CSS Virginia (Merrimack) and the Union Monitor, staged the first sea battle in naval history between armor-plated vessels in 1862. The battle took place at Hampton Roads, Virginia ended in a draw and the Union blockade of the James River continued. It forever changed the nature of naval warfare, however. As one historian observed, the moment the Monitor engaged the Virginia in battle, every navy on earth became obsolete. Image: Louis Prang & Co. (Library of Congress)

March 9, 1862: Ironclads

The first battle between ironclads: CSS Virginia (left) vs. USS Monitor, in the March 1862 Battle of Hampton Roads

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CSS Arkansas, Confederate States Navy.  Assembled in swamps and tributaries from scrap and railroad iron. This ship was very advanced, with modern guns, an iron ram, and sloped armor.  It defeated two Union riverboats in its first battle, and sailed down the Mississippi, where it drove off Farragut's entire task force besieging Vicksburg.  The crew was welcomed as liberating heroes by the city.    The North's entire Navy would be put on alert to find and sink her.  She ran aground in the…

CSS Arkansas from Cottage Industries Home of Old Steam Navy and Carolina Miniatures. Civil War Models and memorabilia

THE CSS ALABAMA  August 6 1863, The CSS Alabama captures the USS Sea Bride near the Cape of Good Hope. In eleven months the C.S.S. Alabama captured 69 Northern vessels valued at $6,500,000, while never entering a Confederate port… Photo: Confederate ship "CSS Alabama" in battle with Union ship "USS Kearsarge"

Civil War --- Confederate ship "CSS Alabama" in battle with Union ship "USS Kearsarge" off the coast of France

Depiction of CSS VIRGINIA the day before the USS monitor arrived to stave off the Confederate surprise warship.

Depiction of CSS VIRGINIA the day before the Uss monitor arrived to stave off the Confederate surprise warship.

Aye Candy: Confederate Ironclad Texas | American Civil War Forums

[IMG] Renders of a digital model of the Confederate casemate ironclad Texas, as she might have looked if completed as planned in Texas was laid.

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