This collection features content on the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley. Named after its creator Horace Lawson Hunley, the Hunley made history during the American Civil War as the first submarine to sink an enemy ship in combat. Although the Hunley was successful in sinking the Union sloop-of-war U.S.S. Housatonic, the Hunley never returned to its home port on Sullivan's Island, SC. The fate of the Hunley remained a mystery until it was located by author Clive Cussler's National Underwater Marine Agency in 1995, and was raised in the year 2000. The Hunley is currently undergoing conservation at Clemson University's Warren-Lasch Conservation Center in Charleston.