Category Archives: Civil War Ironclad

Admiral Porter’s 1863 Civil War Gunboat Hoax

Admiral Porter’s 1863 Civil War Gunboat Hoax “Deluded People, Cave In.” Model by John Bowman Admiral Porter had observed that many of Vicksburg’s battery guns would burst while firing on his vessels. Logically, Porter deduced, the more vessels he could send past the batteries, the more guns would burst. February 24th, 1863, Porter launched his […]

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Civil War Steamboat Models by John Bowman USS Lafayette Ironclad

Civil War Ironclad Lafayette Steamboat Model by John Bowman. The Civil War Ironclad steamboat Lafayette on display at West Virginia Independence Hall, Wheeling, West Virginia. The side-wheel packet Aleck Scott was built at Louisville, Kentucky and completed at St. Louis, Missouri in 1848. Aleck Scott once boarded “Mark Twain” on a trip up the Mississippi […]

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“Steamboats on the Western Rivers in the Civil War”

“Steamboats on the Western Rivers in the Civil War” John Bowman $19.95 Available on Amazon.com Books. This book, Steamboats on the Western Rivers in the Civil War, documents the histories of steamboats that served on the Western Rivers in the American Civil War. The book covers the major events that preceded the American Civil War, […]

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