European Waters

II 11 II 111 MM MM I Ml 1111 II I MM I Ml 1111 II 11 Ml I Ml 1111 II 11 MM Ml 11 II 1111 Ml I MM I II 1111 Ml I MM MM 111 Ml I MM MM 11 II 11 British vessels sailed from Europe to supply the Confederacy with arms and supplies during the American Civil War. Confederate vessels were built in England and Scotland. The most famous Confederate raider, the CSS Alabama, met its fate off the French coast. CSS Alabama 290 . Confederate. Wooden steam screw sloop, bark-rigged, 1,050 tons. Length 211 feet...

Lake Erie

I mm ml mm mm mm mm ml mm mm mm mm ml mm mm mm mm ml mm mm mm mm ml mm mm mm mm ml mm Lake Erie was a commercial link between Canada and the United States. In 1864 Confederate spies planned to capture the only Union military vessel on Lake Erie, the USS Michigan, and free Confederate prisoners in the prisoner-of-war camp on Johnson's Island. Although the Confederates captured and sank the vessels Island Queen and Philo Parsons, they failed to capture the USS Michigan. The Confederate raiders...

Indiana

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Big Sandy River

II 11 II 111 MM MM I Ml 1111 II I MM I Ml 1111 II 11 Ml I Ml 1111 II 11 MM Ml 11 II 1111 Ml I MM I II 1111 Ml I MM MM 111 Ml I MM MM 11 II 11 The Big Sandy River is the dividing line between West Virginia formerly part of Virginia and Kentucky. Fawn. Union. Steamer, 25 tons. Built in 1862 at Pittsburgh, Pa. Was captured and burned by Lt. Col. A. Witcher and the 34th Va. Cavalry Battalion on November 5, 1864, in Buffalo Shoals, Big Sandy River. OR, 43 1 650-51 MSV, 72, 260. Fawn. Union....

Caribbean Waters

I MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM Caribbean waters were utilized by Yankee traders throughout the American Civil War. The Confederate raiders CSS Alabama, CSS Clarence, CSS Florida, and CSS Sumter claimed Union victims amid the subtropical Caribbean islands. Avon. Union. Ship. Cargo of 1,600 tons of guano. En route from Howland Island to Cork, Ireland. Was captured by the CSS Florida on March 29, 1864. Used the next day for target practice at...

Georgia

I mm ml mm mm mm mm ml mm mm mm mm ml mm mm mm mm ml mm mm mm mm ml mm mm mm mm ml mm mm mm mm mm One of the first Confederate ports blockaded by the Union navy was at Savannah. A number of vessels were sunk as obstructions in the Savannah River by both Union and Confederate forces. The CSS Nashville was blown up and burned in the Ogeechee River in February 1863 and had extensive salvage operations in the 1970s and 1980s. Several blockade-runners were destroyed or wrecked along the Georgia...

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California was vital to the Union effort in the Civil War as it supplied gold to help fuel the Union economy. Although California was relatively removed from the Civil War battles, pro-Confederate sentiment was strong in some areas of the state. Wrecks along the California coast and inland rivers resulted from fires, storms, boiler explosions, and groundings. The CSS Shenandoah had a plan to attack San Francisco, but the Civil War ended before it could be executed. Acadia. Nationality unknown....

Alabama

I MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM MM Civil War shipwrecks in Alabama were concentrated mostly in and around Mobile Bay. The port of Mobile and Mobile Bay were blockaded by Union naval forces early in the Civil War. Mobile Bay was not permanently closed to blockade-runners until Adm. David G. Farragut's fleet ran past Fort Morgan into Mobile Bay on August 5, 1864, and defeated the Confederate Mobile fleet. Farragut's force lost the...

Arkansas

I MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM MM Most of the Civil War shipwrecks in Arkansas, other than those in the Mississippi River, are located in the Arkansas and White rivers. Wrecks on the Mississippi River are found in the Mississippi River section. Major Arkansas naval battles occurred at DuVall's Bluff on the White River and Arkansas Post on the Arkansas River. No vessels were sunk in any engagements between warships, but several...

Atlantic Ocean

I MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM MM Ml MM MM MM Millie During the Civil War the Confederate commerce raiders CSS Alabama, CSS Florida, CSS Georgia, CSS Savannah, and CSS Tallahassee later renamed CSS Olustee and the tenders CSS Clarence, CSS Archer, and CSS Tacony caused major damage to Union shipping along the Eastern Seaboard as well as off South America. Shipping lanes between Europe and North America were particularly hard hit, and insurance rates...