Mailing List:2003-08-25 01, RE: Re: B.A. WHITNEY or GUS WHITNEY and the Confederate Sub-Hunley, by Merton E. Marley

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From: "Merton Marley" <mert_marley -at- myfamily.com> Subject: RE: [WHITNEY-L] Re: B.A. WHITNEY or GUS WHITNEY and the Confederate Sub-Hunley Date: 25 Aug 2003 22:23:07 -0600 This is a multi-part message in MIME format. If you can read this line, your email software does not support this format. --MyFaMiLyMiMeBoUnDaRy02292000 Content-Type: text/plain Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Hi, The "Monitor" was the first in a series of Monitors. The CSS Virginia or "Merrimack" was an Ironclad (in this case a masted woodenship refitted with Iron plating). A good example of Ironclads were the USS Louisville, the USS Pittsburg, the USS Cincinati, the USS Cairo. The remains of the USS Cairo are at the Vicksburgh National Military Park. The USS Lexington is an example of a Tinclad. Try <a href="http://www.nps.gov/vick/home.html">http://www.nps.gov/vick/home.html</a> for the USS Cairo. For other info about Civil War ships try <a href="http://www.history.navy.mil/">http://www.history.navy.mil/</a> Regards, Mert Marley -----Original Message----- From: R R Kyser <sorryken -at- att.net> Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 2:50 AM To: WHITNEY-L -at- rootsweb.com Cc: Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Re: B.A. WHITNEY or GUS WHITNEY and the Confederate Sub-Hunley Just a quick question for any naval architects or historians on the list-- If the Hunley is the first military submarine, what is the significance of the Monitor and Merrimack? Were they subs, too, and if not, just what is an "ironclad" anyway? I ask because my Whitney lass, Lucretia, married into the Wordens, and her husband's 3rd cousin, John Lorimer Worden, was the Monitor's captain. Her husband's grandpa is in the same cemetery as Adm. Worden, and I'll be paying a visit there next month. Thanks, and cheers, Ron Kyser On Sunday, August 24, 2003, at 12:52 PM, K4303j -at- aol.com wrote: > Just got back from a 1 week vacation to Charleston, South Carolina and > visited the H.L. Hunley, the first known submarine used in military > warfare. The > Hunley is to submarine warfare what the Wright brothers' airplane is to > aviation. During the tour, the tour guide mentioned that during the > Civil War there > were a group of financial backers, including GUS WHITNEY... _____________________________________________________________________ Get your own family web site at at www.MyFamily.com! --MyFaMiLyMiMeBoUnDaRy02292000--


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