Category Navy

GNMP Winter Lecture 2022 – “Old Buck” The Life and Career of Admiral Franklin Buchanan, CSN

Here’s Karlton Smith giving a presentation on Franklin Buchanan, who was the first captain of the CSS Virginia. He has a ton of good information in this presentation. The video’s description reads, “Join Ranger Karlton Smith as he examines the U. S. Navy career of Franklin Buchanan. After making the decision to resign in 1861, […]

Civil War Naval Warfare

This is Professor Laura June Davis of Southern Utah University delivering an excellent lecture on Naval Warfare and guerrilla warfare in the Civil War. The video’s description reads, “Southern Utah University professor Laura June Davis taught a class about Civil War naval warfare. She highlighted instances of guerrilla attacks on U.S waterways and described pro-Confederate sympathizers who sabotaged Union vessels.” […]

Civil War Naval Leadership

Here’s Professor Craig Symonds giving another outstanding presentation at the 2021 Pamplin Park symposium. The video’s description reads, “U. S. Naval Academy professor emeritus Craig Symonds talked about Civil War naval leadership, which included Union Admiral David Farragut, who he compared to World War II Admiral Chester Nimitz. This program was part of the annual Pamplin Historical Park Civil War Symposium.” […]

CWTR Episode 1805: Campaign for the Confederate Coast: Blockading, Blockade Running and Related Endeavors During the American Civil War

Here’s a pretty good conversation between host Professor Gerald Prokopowicz and his guest, Gil Hahn, on the blockade and blockade running based on Mr. Hahn’s book, Campaign for the Confederate Coast.

Thunder Along the Mississippi

This book by journalist and novelist Jack D. Coombe looks at the riverine war fought in what we today call the Midwest. In telling us why he wrote the book, Mr. Coombe writes, “I have always been of the opinion that there should be an up-to-date, intimate look at the young navy, especially in the […]

Confederate Boat Burners on the Mississippi

Here’s Professor Laura June Davis giving a really good talk on confederate boat burners and naval guerrillas on the Mississippi River near the end of the Civil War. The video’s description reads, “Southern Utah University Professor Laura June Davis talked about Confederate boat burners and naval guerrilla action on the lower Mississippi River during the last […]

1865 Black Diamond Naval Disaster

This is Karen Stone speaking with Jake Wynn of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine about the sinking of the Black Diamond. The video’s description reads, “In late-April 1865, with the Civil War drawing to a close, the barge Black Diamond sank following a nighttime collision on the lower Potomac River with a steamer loaded with Union troops. […]

Recovering the USS Cairo

Here is the indomitable Edwin C. Bearss at the 2019 Longwood University symposium discussing the recovery and raising of the U.S.S. Cairo. Ed was intimately involved in that operation, and he has several photos to add to his recollections and reflections. He delivers this talk as only Ed Bearss can deliver a talk. The video’s […]

USS Monitor’s Wartime Service, Sinking, and Recovery

Here’s the historian John Quarstein speaking about the USS Monitor at the 2019 Longwood University symposium. He gives an excellent talk. The video’s description reads, “John Quarstein is director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center and author of “The Monitor Boys: The Crew of the Union’s First Ironclad.” He discussed the Monitor’s famous battle against the […]

USS Monitor Warship

Here’s Anna Holloway of the Mariner’s Museum discussing the USS Monitor. She gave this presentation at the 2018 Abraham Lincoln Institute symposium at Ford’s Theatre. The video’s description reads, “Anna Holloway, co-author, Our Little Monitor: The Greatest Invention of the Civil War, talked about the USS Monitor warship at a day-long symposium on Abraham Lincoln’s life, career & […]