Wednesday, February 4, 2015

War of 1812 Ship Fights in the Civil War

Well, part of it anyway.

In my Not So Forgotten: War of 1812 blog I wrote about the USS Macedonian which was in both wars, at least part of it.

The HMS Macedonian was captured by the USS United States in one of those famous frigate vs. frigate battles during the War of 1812.  It became the USS Macedonian and served decommissioned in the and taken apart.  Its keel was used for the new USS Macedonian which helped open Japan and during the Civil War was at Pensacola, cruised the Gulf and went looking for the commerce raider CSS Southerner according to Wikipedia, but I think most likely it was the CSS Alabama.

I posted two entries about it over the last two days in the War of 1812 blog.

--Old Secesh

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