48 min

25 - Assassination from the Bottom of the Sea - The Hunley Threads From The National Tapestry: Stories From The American Civil War

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About this episode: 
At the beginning of the American Civil War, the Confederate States of America were faced with creating an army and, even more daunting, a navy. Starting essentially from scratch, it needed warships to defend ports and harbors, and a merchant marine to establish desperately needed trade with foreign nations. Mr. Lincoln ordered a blockade to negate both objectives, and in response, southern political and military administrators turned to radical naval design and innovation. The construction of ironclads was one response. Another: the very source for this episode. This is the story of the Confederacy’s desperate attempt to break the Union blockade - the first submersible to sink an enemy vessel. This is the incredible story of the H.L. Hunley.
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Some Characters Mentioned In This Episode: 
Horace Lawson Hunley
Franklin Buchanan
P.G.T. Beauregard
George E. Dixon
Clive Cussler
 
Other References From This Episode
 
 Recommendation for Further Reading
 
**Picture credit: Hunley.org
 
Get The Guide:
Want to learn more about the Civil War? A great place to start is Fred's guide, The Civil War: A History of the War between the States from Workman Publishing. The guide is in its 9th printing.
 
Producer: Dan Irving

About this episode: 
At the beginning of the American Civil War, the Confederate States of America were faced with creating an army and, even more daunting, a navy. Starting essentially from scratch, it needed warships to defend ports and harbors, and a merchant marine to establish desperately needed trade with foreign nations. Mr. Lincoln ordered a blockade to negate both objectives, and in response, southern political and military administrators turned to radical naval design and innovation. The construction of ironclads was one response. Another: the very source for this episode. This is the story of the Confederacy’s desperate attempt to break the Union blockade - the first submersible to sink an enemy vessel. This is the incredible story of the H.L. Hunley.
----more----
 
Some Characters Mentioned In This Episode: 
Horace Lawson Hunley
Franklin Buchanan
P.G.T. Beauregard
George E. Dixon
Clive Cussler
 
Other References From This Episode
 
 Recommendation for Further Reading
 
**Picture credit: Hunley.org
 
Get The Guide:
Want to learn more about the Civil War? A great place to start is Fred's guide, The Civil War: A History of the War between the States from Workman Publishing. The guide is in its 9th printing.
 
Producer: Dan Irving

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