CSS Hunley legend altered by new discovery

Breaking News
tags: archaeology, Civil War, submarines, CSS Hunley, firsts, The Post and Courier

For nearly 150 years, the story of the Hunley’s attack on the USS Housatonic has been Civil War legend.

And it has been wrong.

Scientists have discovered a piece of the Confederate submarine’s torpedo still attached to its spar, debunking eyewitness accounts that the Hunley was nearly 100 feet away from the explosion that sent a Union blockade ship to the bottom of the sea off Charleston in 1864....

Read entire article at The Post and Courier (SC)

comments powered by Disqus