Iron Men Afloat

  • John Mackie: The Man and the MemoryRead More

    Category: Iron Men Afloat Posted: 5/15/2012 Author: Laura June Davis | 

    One rarely thinks of the United States Marine Corps and the Civil War in the same thought. Given their small size and limited service, this is not surprising. And yet hidden away in a rarely visited section of the Richmond National Battlefield Park?Drewry?s Bluff?sits an interpretative marker honoring Corporal John F. Mackie

  • The Battle of Drury's BluffRead More

    Category: Iron Men Afloat Posted: 5/15/2012 Author: Dave Kummer | 

    The Monitor remained close to the Galena but the Confederates chose to concentrate their fire on a more vulnerable target after several direct hits merely caromed off the Monitor's heavy armor. That left the Galena alone to take the full brunt of the Rebel onslaught; their salvo ripped through her armored sides. On board the Galena, Corporal John F. Mackie commanded the ship’s...

  • The Surrender of New Orleans Part 2: The Machines and TechnologyRead More

    Category: Iron Men Afloat Posted: 4/25/2012 Author: Laura June Davis | 

    As you know, today—April 25th—marks the 150th anniversary of the fall of New Orleans. Part 2 of our tribute to the surrender of the Crescent City is located on the Civil War Navy Sesquicentennial with "Facing the Forts: The West Gulf Blockading Squadron." We hope you enjoy!

  • The Surrender of New Orleans Part 1: The Men and The SkirmishRead More

    Category: Iron Men Afloat Posted: 4/25/2012 Author: Laura June Davis | 

    Today marks the sesquicentennial of the fall of New Orleans (April 25, 1862). As such, The Civil War Monitor is commemorating this event with a two-part series on the surrender. Below is Part One which focuses on the men and the skirmishes behind New Orleans' surrender.

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