The Strangest Weapon of Them All:
Edward B. Hunt's Sea Miner


" . . . we have nothing to fear from a land invasion of the enemy.
It has taught us that the right arm of his power in this war is in his gunboats on our seacoast;
and that our only assurance of saving the Mississippi from his grasp is to paralyze that arm upon its waters."

(The Daily Delta, New Orleans, 18 April 1862)

The Navy in the Civil War Map and Guidebook

"We landed sixteen men and a boat howitzer and they did more fighting than a regiment of soldiers!"

(Lieutenant, Roswell Lamson, USN, Civil War)

Special Message from the President

"Whatever efforts are made by the land armies, the Navy must have the casting vote in the present contest."
(General George Washington, 1781)

Visit the Ship's Library
New & Noteworthy:
C. Veit's "A Dog Before a Soldier"
J. Hinds' "
Definitive Illustrated History of the Torpedo Boat, vol. I and II"
S. Miller's "Hoisting Their Colors: Cape Cod's Civil War Navy Officers"
J. Nelson's "George Washington's Secret Navy"
G. Daughan's "If By Sea: The Forging of the American Navy"
A. Slaff's "A Sailor's Story"

"The gunboats are the devil!"
(Nashville, Tennessee newspaper, Spring 1862)


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