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Confederate Sailor Midshipman and Acting Master’s Mate Francis Bartow Beville (also known as Frank, with surname spelled at times as Boville or Bevill) of the C.S.S. Atlanta, Confederate Navy, in uniform. Formerly served in Co. H, 8th Georgia Infantry...

Confederate Sailor Midshipman and Acting Master’s Mate Francis Bartow Beville (also known as Frank, with surname spelled at times as Boville or Bevill) of the C.S.S. Atlanta, Confederate Navy, in uniform. Formerly served in Co. H, 8th Georgia Infantry...

Confederate States Ironclads | States ironclad Monitor in the world’s first clash between ironclads ...

Confederate States Ironclads | States ironclad Monitor in the world’s first clash between ironclads ...

Ruins of the navy yard at Norfolk, Va., December 1864    http://www.archives.gov/research/military/civil-war/photos/images/civil-war-049.jpg

Ruins of the navy yard at Norfolk, Va., December 1864 http://www.archives.gov/research/military/civil-war/photos/images/civil-war-049.jpg

Sailors of the USS Mendota (detail), James River, VA, August 1864. http://revoltedstates.tumblr.com/post/121680344104/sailors-of-the-uss-mendota-detail-james-river

Sailors of the USS Mendota (detail), James River, VA, August 1864. http://revoltedstates.tumblr.com/post/121680344104/sailors-of-the-uss-mendota-detail-james-river

American Civil War Uniforms- styles used were traditional similar to those used in the Napoleonic wars.

American Civil War Uniforms- styles used were traditional similar to those used in the Napoleonic wars.

United States Civil War, Union Army Navy Veteran's medal - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

United States Civil War, Union Army Navy Veteran's medal - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Even 50 lbs. of Army food could be really HARD ... "Hard Tack" From a stereograph showing Union Captain J. W. Forsyth, the Provost Marshall, sitting on a crate of hardtack, a cracker like bread served to soldiers, at Aquia Creek, Virginia. Crate says "50lbs. net. Army Bread from the Union Mechanic Baking Company, 45 Leonard St." https://www.loc.gov/resource/stereo.1s02737/

Even 50 lbs. of Army food could be really HARD ... "Hard Tack" From a stereograph showing Union Captain J. W. Forsyth, the Provost Marshall, sitting on a crate of hardtack, a cracker like bread served to soldiers, at Aquia Creek, Virginia. Crate says "50lbs. net. Army Bread from the Union Mechanic Baking Company, 45 Leonard St." https://www.loc.gov/resource/stereo.1s02737/

In 1861–62, Commander Catesby Ap Roger Jones  (April 15, 1821 - June 20, 1877), CSA was employed in converting the steam frigate USS Merrimack into an ironclad and was the ship's Executive Officer when she was commissioned as the Virginia.  uring the Battle of Hampton Roads, when her Commanding Officer, Captain Franklin Buchanan, was wounded in the March 8, 1862 attack on USS Cumberland and Congress, Jones temporarily took command, leading the ship during her historic engagement with USS…

In 1861–62, Commander Catesby Ap Roger Jones (April 15, 1821 - June 20, 1877), CSA was employed in converting the steam frigate USS Merrimack into an ironclad and was the ship's Executive Officer when she was commissioned as the Virginia. uring the Battle of Hampton Roads, when her Commanding Officer, Captain Franklin Buchanan, was wounded in the March 8, 1862 attack on USS Cumberland and Congress, Jones temporarily took command, leading the ship during her historic engagement with USS…

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