Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1860/12/27 Vowing he will not serve under the Republican president, Captain Napoleon L Coste surrenders the US Revenue Cutter WILLIAM AIKEN to the new Republic of South Carolina and hoist the Palmetto flag. Genesis Charleston Harbor
1861/01/07 The legislature of the Republic of South Carolina passes "An Act for the establishment of a Coast Police for the State of South Carolina." Genesis
1861/04/06 With only 30 men enlisted, recruitment of Sailors for the South Carolina Navy is suspended "on account of the action of the Provisional Congress, looking to the establishment of a Navy for the common Government, the Confederate States of America. Genesis
1862/02/22 The Executive Council authorises $2,000 for Captains Duncan N Ingraham and Jack Hamilton to enlist seamen to man Gun Boats in Charleston harbour. The Naval Rendezvous, or recruiting office, will open at 93 East Bay, the office of public notary A W Black. Service East Bay Street South of Broad Charleston, SC
1862/03/08 Confederate ironclad, CSS VIRGINIA attacks the Union blockade squadron at Hampton Roads. In 4 hours, she forces the steam frigate MINNESOTA aground, rams and sinks the sailing sloop USS CUMBERLAND and sets the sailing frigate USS CONGRESS a blaze. Confederate forces Monitor-Merrimac Overlook Park Hampton Battle of Hampton Roads
1862/03/08 At 9 pm, the MONITOR enters Hampton Roads under a night sky illuminated by fire where she lays up near the stricken USS MINNESOTA. Confederate forces USS MONITOR (wreck) Monitor-Merrimac Overlook Park Hampton Battle of Hampton Roads
1862/04/00 Probably built around 1862, the so-named Confederate Submarine is presumably scuttled to prevent it falling into Union hands after the capture of New Orleans. Owner Bayou St John (submarine) Bayou St John New Orleans Capture of New Orleans
1863/00/00 CSS Chattahoochee built CSS MUSCOGEE AND CHATTAHOOCHEE (gunboats) National Civil War Naval Museum
1863/00/00 CSS Jackson built CSS MUSCOGEE AND CHATTAHOOCHEE (gunboats) National Civil War Naval Museum
1863/00/00 Commissioned Owner CSS GEORGIA (ironclad) Savannah
1863/08/25 By late August, the Confederate States Navy acquires the HUNLEY and dismisses McClintock. "I am fully satisfied it can be used successfully in blowing up one or more of the enemy's Iron Clads in your harbor." Admiral F Buchanan to PGT Beauregard Vehicle H L HUNLEY (submarine)
1864/04/00 Commissioned Architect CSS NEUSE (Ironclad Gunboat) Kinston
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