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The Civil War also had naval battles on the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Mississippi River. Pictured: A Union ship in 1861.

NAVAL BATTLES The Civil War also had naval battles on the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Mississippi River. Pictured: A Union ship in The Civil War in colour - Lindy Powers/Getty Images

The screw sloop USS Hartford – flagship of Adm. David Farragut at the Battle of Mobile Bay (US Navy)

Screw sloop USS Hartford - flagship of Adm. David Farragut at the Battle of Mobile Bay (US Navy)

CSS Alabama - Ship    - Vintage  Image. $4.90, via Etsy.

The screw sloop CSS Alabama chasing a merchant ship, as painted by Rear Adm. Schmidt in

Civil War ship the Hartford. On this ship Admiral David Farragut uttered the now famous command "Damn the torpedoes full speed ahead!"

Civil War ship, the Hartford. On this ship Admiral David Farragut uttered the now famous command, "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!

CSS General Bragg. Bragg was the largest and, by some accounts, the most powerful ship in the River Defense Fleet. She was later captured by the Union at Memphis and served in the USN.

Bragg was the largest and, by some accounts, the most powerful ship in the River Defense Fleet. She was later captured by the Union at Memphis and served in the USN.

These armored leviathans put an end to wooden naval ships forever.

The strange but deadly ironclad ships of the U.S. Civil War

These armored leviathans put an end to wooden naval ships forever.

ACW Photo: USS Carondelet (1862-1865), a 512-ton Cairo class ironclad river…

Civil War Navy Ship the USS Carondelet a Cairo class ironclad river gunboat was built at Saint Louis Missouri for the U.

High-Seas Duel: CSS Alabama vs. USS Kearsarge

The Fatal Chase by Tom Freeman. The USS Hatteras engages the Confederate raider CSS Alabama. Hatteras was sunk in the ensuing battle

A Day in the Life of the Civil War: Vicksburg

Early Civil War opening shots near Vicksburg, Mississippi on January 1861 were fired at the steamboat, the A O Tyler which was thought to be carrying Union related supplies.

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