Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog

H. L. Hunley Update

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on January 22, 2015


h/t Barry Colbaugh


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  1. Leo said, on January 23, 2015 at 11:30 am

    I watched a National Geographic documentary about the Hunley last night. It is a truly fascinating subject, and I didn’t realize the connection to Shiloh through Lt. Dixon before seeing the documentary.

    It is also amazing how the researchers resolved the sinking question through careful documentation and rigorous scientific research.

    • Andy Hall said, on January 23, 2015 at 12:45 pm

      There are lots of interesting connections like that. George Dixon’s former CO in the 21st Alabama Infantry is a neighbor of mine, in a cemetery near my home.

      • Leo said, on January 23, 2015 at 3:49 pm

        This is what makes history so much better than family tales and mythology. These things actually happened and can be documented.

        I’m not very far from Shiloh, so I’ll probably make a trip up there when the weather improves.

  2. Reed (the original, accept no substitutes) said, on January 23, 2015 at 11:45 am

    I don’t have much to add, except (a) this is very cool and (b) museum conservators totally rock.

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