The Battle of Fort Fisher, N.C.

Friday, March 4, 2011

The Civil War Right Here in Lake County-- Part 2

She continued that "it was mostly the North that had the industrial capacity to advance technology, so a lot of technological advances...really enabled the Union to defeat the south."

Examples on display will include the repeating rifle. Ironclad ships revolutionized the Navy and battle tactics. The turret of the USS Monitor, which served as the model for warships up until the end of World War II, will also be shown. Plus, there will be a life-sized replica of the Confederate submarine Hunley which will allow visitors to climb on board and experience it for themselves.

You can also create your own circuit to learn about the telegraph which revolutionized communications. Three other items are a set of binoculars, and 1861 Lake County map and a Navy uniform.

Sounds like an interesting thing to see.

It Was 150 years Ago. --Old B-Runner

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