Confederate scientists use ingenuity to keep the armies supplied with critical materials.
In early April 1862, as Confederate forces retreated towards Corinth, Mississippi in the aftermath of their defeat at Shiloh; a Union artillery bombardment led to the surrender of Fort Pulaski, Georgia; and Union soldiers in civilian clothing stole a Confederate … Full Post
In January 1862, legendary ship designer John Ericsson completes construction on the U.S.S. Monitor, the U.S. Navy’s first ironclad warship.
The beginning of the Civil War coincided with the emergence of a new technology that would revolutionized communications both in civilian life and on the battlefield.