Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog

New, Comprehensive H. L. Hunley Report Released

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on February 18, 2017

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Via Phil Gast’s Civil War Picket blog, the Navy has released a comprehensive, 348-page report on the vessel — its origins, operational history, the search, recovery, conservation, and experimental investigations — titled H. L. Hunley Recovery Operations, A Collaborative Project of: Naval History and Heritage Command, South Carolina Hunley Commission and Friends of the Hunley. It’s an impressive reference, and should be in the collection of anyone interested in Civil War naval operations. It’s available for free download here.



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  1. OhioGuy said, on February 18, 2017 at 8:32 am

    I have seen the CSS Hunley in Charleston, S.C. It’s a very interesting piece of military history. It should be on the must see list of every Civil War buff.

    • Andy Hall said, on February 18, 2017 at 8:49 am

      I had a flying trip to Charleston a year or so ago, and had very little tie to see much at all — in and out again in under 24 hours — so I didn’t get to visit the Lasch Center. Need to spend at least a week there.

  2. Meg Groeling said, on February 18, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    I featured the Hunley in Aftermath of Battle, and am so pleased to see that work continues. I agree with both of you–a must-see for all! I hope to return in a year or so.

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