Links of Interest
There is a large (and ever-growing) collection of websites
that deal with the maritime side of the American Civil War and blockade running. As a
service to our colleagues and the public alike, we would like to highlight a few of these
sites that we've found most interesting. The Denbigh Project and the Institute of
Nautical Archaeology does not, however, explicitly endorse any of these sites or guarantee
the accuracy of the information they provide.
Wreck of U.S.S. Harvest Moon
Historical and current information on the wreck of Admiral John A. Dahlgren's
flagship, sunk by a mine in March 1865 near Georgetown, South Carolina.
American Coast Defense Forts
A website dedicated to the coastal defenses of the United States, including those on the
Gulf of Mexico.
C.S.S. Alabama Digital
A website dedicated to the Laird-built Confederate raider Alabama, hosted by the
University of Alabama. Includes images and descriptions of that ship's sinking of U.S.S. Hatteras
near Galveston in January 1863, and U.S. Consul Thomas Dudley's notes on Alabama's
construction at Birkenhead.
National Marine Sanctuary
Offical website of the governmental agency overseeing the protection and
investigation of the wreck of U.S.S. Monitor, the world's first ironclad turreted
warship. See also the online exhibit "Monitor:
History & Legacy" from the Mariner's Museum.
Sensing Investigations of the Civil War Blockade Runner Ivanhoe
A project by Florida State University to survey the wreck of a famous blockade runner
wreck near Mobile using remote-sensing technology.
The "Brownwater Navy"
A comprehensive website chronicling the activities of the U.S. Navy's forces
on the Western Rivers (i.e., the Mississippi and its tributaries) and the Gulf of Mexico,
1861-65. Includes lists of ships, muster rolls and a chronology of events and actions.