Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Updates and Links: 1 February 2011

CSS Shenandoah being repaired at the Williamstown Dockyard in February, 1865. Image courtesy of The Age.

Here are some interesting links around the interwebs concerning the Civil War navies:

"Rebels Down Under Exhibition" - The ship that brought the American Civil War into Port Phillip in 1865 is the focus of a new exhibition at Seaworks at Williamstown (Victoria, Australia).

Confederate Navy Prisoners of War on the Civil War Days & Those Surnames Blog.
Here is a nice link to our friend Craig Swain on his great contributions thus far to the Civil War Navy Sesquicentennial. If you have not had a chance to check out his blog (To the Sound of the Guns), it is highly recommended.
For our Pennsylvania fans, you can also keep in mind that there will be a free lecture at Gettysburg National Military Park: “‘One of the most cowardly and disgraceful acts’: The Destruction of the Norfolk Navy Yard." The lecture will be held at the Gettysburg National Military Park visitor center at 1:30 pm. For more information, go to www.nps.gov/gett or call 717-334-1124 extension 8023.


  1. Thanks Matt!

    And a reminder that I need to post a few more articles on this side of the blogosphere!


  2. No worries, Craig! You are a fantastic resource and blogger for the sesquicentennial. Keep up the good work!