H L HUNLEY's Final Mission



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Y/M/D Description Place
1863/08/12 The Hunley arrives by train in Charleston on the morning of August 12, 1863. They are soon granted an audience with besieged Charleston's military commander, PGT Beauregard. H L HUNLEY (submarine), North Charleston
1864/02/17 Commanded by Lt Dixon, about 4 miles off Breach Inlet in Sullivan's Island the H L HUNLEY places a 135 lb torpedo below the waterline of the USS Housatonic. The Housatonic burns for three minutes before sinking, killing five sailors. H L HUNLEY (submarine), North Charleston
1864/02/17 The Hunley surfaces and signals their comrades at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island with a blue magnesium light, indicating a successful mission. H L HUNLEY (submarine), North Charleston
1864/02/17 The Hunley surfaces and signals their comrades at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island with a blue magnesium light, indicating a successful mission. Fort Moultrie, Sullivan's Island
1864/02/17 The H L HUNLEY, along with First Lt Dixon and seven Confederate crewmen, sinks on it's return to Sullivan's Island. H L HUNLEY (submarine), North Charleston
2000/08/08 Just outside of Charleston Harbor, the intact and remarkably well preserved H L Hunley is recovered from the bottom of the sea. Charleston Harbor,
2000/08/08 Just outside of Charleston Harbor, the intact and remarkably well preserved H L Hunley is recovered from the bottom of the sea. H L HUNLEY (submarine), North Charleston
2004/04/17 Remains of George Dixon and the HUNLEY's crewmen are buried in Magnolia Cemetery. His home Lodge, now known as Mobile-McCormick Lodge No 40, and the Masonic Grand Lodges of Alabama and South Carolina participated in the military and Masonic funeral rites. Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston

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