Sunday, August 26, 2012

Seafaring Sunday: An End of Long Strife

August 26, 1865: The Civil War ends with the U.S. Navy at its highest numbers to the day: 600 ships and 58,500 sailors.

Header: Battle of Mobile Bay by Xanthus R. Smith c 1890 via Wikimedia


Timmy! said...

America's global force for good...

The Battle of Mobile Bay...Is that the Monitor and the Merrimack, Pauline? Please forgive my ignorance if that is a stupid question.

Pauline said...

No, the Monitor vs Merrimack skirmish happened in February of 1864 (find more info here: That is another ironclad in this painting.