In an effort to disrupt the federal blockade, the Confederacy resorted to many ingenious plans, but perhaps the most daring of all was the attempt to build and use a submarine. The "Hunley" eventually succeeded in destroying one Union blockader, but it sank in the process. This is a sketch of how the submarine would work: eight men powered it by turning a crank attached to a propeller.
Courtesy of the Charleston Museum, Charleston, South Carolina.
- This indicator was developed to encourage inquiry into the continuities and changes experienced by Americans of various genders, positions, races, and social status during the Civil War.
- This indicator was designed to encourage inquiry into the continuities and changes of the experiences of marginalized groups such as African Americans, Native Americans and women, as the U.S. expanded westward and grappled with the development of new states.