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Encyclopedia > Naval battles of the American Civil War

Naval battles of the American Civil War were a common occurrence just as they are with many wars. The naval engagements of the American Civil War though were different in the sense that they dramatically altered the foundations of naval warfare. Although not invented as a result of the war, the use of ironclads, submarines warfare, and the introduction of newer and more powerful naval artillery ushered in a new era of war at sea. The French battleship Orient burns, 1 August 1798, during the Battle of the Nile A naval battle is a battle fought using ships or other waterborne vessels. ... Combatants Union (remaining U.S. states) Confederate States of America Commanders Abraham Lincoln† Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties KIA: 110,000 Total dead: 360,000 Wounded: 275,200 KIA: 94,000 Total dead: 258,000 Wounded: 137,000+  The... Ironclad warships, frequently shortened to just ironclads, were ships sheathed with thick iron plates for protection. ... USS Los Angeles A submarine is a specialized watercraft that can operate underwater. ... USS Iowa (BB-61) fires a full broadside of nine 16/50 and six 5/38 guns during a target exercise near Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, 1 July 1984. ...


On June 22, 1865, the Confederate raider CSS Shenandoah fired last shot of the Civil War in the Bering Strait; more than two months after Lee's surrender. June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ... The CSS Shenandoah, formerly Sea King, was an iron-framed, teak-planked, full-rigged vessel with auxiliary steam power, under Captain James Waddell, CSN, a North Carolinian with twenty years service in the Federal navy. ... Satellite photo of the Bering Strait Nautical chart of the Bering Strait The Bering Strait is a sea strait between Cape Dezhnev, the eastmost point of the Asian continent and Cape Prince of Wales, the westernmost point of the American continent, approximately 85 km (58 mi) in width, with a... Robert E. Lee, 1863 Portrait by Julian Vannerson Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 10, 1872) was a career army officer and the most successful general of the Confederate forces during the American Civil War. ...


American Civil War naval battles

Battle of Sewells Point Conflict American Civil War Date May 18-19, 1861 Place Norfolk, Virginia Result Inconclusive The Battle of Sewells Point took place from May 18-19, 1861 in Norfolk, Virginia as part of the blockade of Chesapeake Bay during the American Civil War. ... The Battle of Aquia Creek took place from May 29 - June 1, 1861 in Stafford County, Virginia as part of the blockade of Chesapeake Bay during the American Civil War. ... The Battle of Port Royal was one of the earliest amphibious operations of the American Civil War, in which a United States Navy fleet and United States Army expeditionary force captured Port Royal Sound, South Carolina, on November 7, 1861. ... Battle of Cockpit Point Conflict American Civil War Date January 3, 1862 Place Prince William County, Virginia Result Inconclusive The Battle of Cockpit Point, also known as Batteries at Evansport, the Battle of Freestone Point, or the Battle of Shipping Point, took place on January 3, 1862 in Prince William... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders John L. Worden Franklin Buchanan Catesby R. Jones Strength 1 ironclad, 3 wooden warships 1 ironclad Casualties 2 wooden warships sunk, 1 wooden warship damaged 261 killed 108 wounded 1 ironclad damaged 7 killed 17 wounded The Battle of Hampton... The Battle of Forts Jackson and St. ... Battle of Island No. ... The Battle of Drewry’s Bluff, also known as the Battle of Fort Darling or Fort Drewry, took place on May 15, 1862 in Chesterfield County, Virginia as part of the Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War. ... Battle of Memphis I Conflict American Civil War Date June 6, 1862 Place Shelby County, Tennessee Result Union victory The Battle of Memphis was a naval battle fought on the Mississippi River on June 6, 1862 during the American Civil War. ... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders A.J. Drake J.W. Pearson Strength 1 gunboat Osceola Rangers, company Casualties 0 0 The Battle of Tampa was a minor engagement of the American Civil War fought June 30–July 1, 1862, between the United States Navy and... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders William B. Franklin Frederick Crocker Richard W. Dowling Strength 4 gunboats and 7 transports loaded with troops Texan Davis Guards (44 men) Casualties 230 Unknown (Estimated to be null to few) {{{notes}}} The Second Battle of Sabine Pass took place... Battle of Fort Hindman / Battle of Arkansas Post Conflict American Civil War Date January 9-11, 1863 Place Arkansas County, Arkansas Result Union victory The Battle of Fort Hindman (January 9 - 11, 1863) was a battle of the American Civil War which took place near the mouth of the Arkansas... Combatants United States of America (U.S. Navy) Confederate States of America (Confederate States Navy) Commanders David Farragut (navy) Gordon Granger (army) Franklin Buchanan (navy) Dabney H. Maury (army) Strength 14 wooden ships (including 2 gunboats) 4 ironclad monitors 5,500 Land Force Three gunboats One ironclad Casualties 322 men... The Union blockade refers to the naval actions between 1861 and 1865, during the American Civil War, in which the United States Navy maintained a massive effort on the Atlantic and Gulf Coast of the Confederate States of America designed to prevent the passage of trade goods, supplies, and arms... 1861 Cartoon map of Scotts plan The Anaconda Plan was proposed in 1861 by Union General Winfield Scott to win the American Civil War with minimal loss of life, enveloping the Confederacy by blockade at sea and control of the Mississippi River. ...

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Naval battles of the American Civil War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (235 words)
Naval battles of the American Civil War were a common occurrence just as they are with many wars.
The naval engagements of the American Civil War though were different in the sense that they dramatically altered the foundations of naval warfare.
Although not invented as a result of the war, the use of ironclads, submarines warfare, and the introduction of newer and more powerful naval artillery ushered in a new era of war at sea.
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