This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the American Civil War - Historic Naval Battles of the Civil War. Both presentations together number 28 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
Throughout the Civil War, as early as 1861, Confederates experimented with a variety of new technology, including the use of crude submarines. H.L. Hunley, oversaw the development of one such submarine that became his namesake, the CSS H.L. Hunley.
The “Hunley,” was a long narrow boat, powered by a hand-cranked propeller with ballast tanks at the bow and stern which were operated with hand pumps. The boat was manned by a crew of eight, with seven working the propeller crank and one steering. Access to the interior was through two water tight hatches on the submarine's small conning towers.
For armament, the Hunley was equipped with a long spar torpedo with an explosive charge. In July 1863, Hunley demonstrated his new submarine for Confederate Admiral Franklin Buchanan. During the test, Hunley successfully approached a coal barge, planted its torpedo, and withdrew before detonating the charge.
CSS H.L. Hunley
CSS H.L. Hunley Diagram
Taken to Charleston, SC
Testing & Sinking
Sinking # 2
Ready for Battle
CSS H.L. Hunley v. USS Housatonic
USS Housatonic Sinks
Aftermath of the Sinking
Raising of the CSS H. L. Hunley
CSS H.L. Hunley
Once Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States, states in the South began to secede from the Union and events quickly escalated into full scale Civil War. The American Civil War was the bloodiest periods in the United States with casualties well above 600,000 people. No one anticipated how devastating the war would be and how long it would last. In the end, the Union was preserved and the slaves were set free.....but at a tremendous cost in lives ruined.
This presentation covers the Battle of Hampton Roads, the first battle of Ironclad ships ever fought and one of the many hard fought battles of the American Civil War.
Power point #2 is entitled, The Battle of Hampton Roads and contains 14 slides and covers the following:
The CSS Virginia
Map of the Battle
Impact on the Civil War
Impact on the World Navies
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....The American Civil War.