Ironclad Battleships In The American Civil War

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I.5.2 Ironclad Battleships
‘The Napoleon’, commissioned by France in 1850, was the first steam-powered battleship in the world. The first ironclad battleship ‘La Glorie’ was launched by the French Navy in 1859. The British Royal Navy developed its ironclad battleships 'Black Prince' and ‘Warrior’ in 1861 and 1862. Ironclad ships were first utilized in the Crimean War and it transpired that they were formidable adversaries for traditional wooden warships of that time.
With the beginning of civil war in America both the belligerent sides developed a steam-powered ironclad warships – ‘CSS Virginia’ by Confederate States Navy, and ‘USS Monitor’ by the United States Navy. These two ironclad warships, supported by a fleet of wooden ships, fought
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The war experience had further influenced the actions taken by the government in building and running railway network in the United States in the years following the war. , ,
By the time of the Civil War, the railroads had advanced in both Northern and Southern territories. The railways as a new mode of transportation were extensively used by both the belligerent sides. While the North had about 22,000 miles (about 35,400 km) of railroad, the South had about 9,000 miles (about 14,500 km) of railway track. The railways moved large numbers of troops and hauled heavy ammunition, ration and medicine for the army on the battlefield much faster than ever before. The North had well-developed integrated and flexible railway network in serving the Union army's logistic needs over long distances. The Southern railroads in contrast, were not so convenient for military operation. They mostly connected the hinterlands with the ports, without inter linkage and had three different track gauges limiting the ready ability to carry freight to long
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He photographed a Paris street scene from his apartment window using a camera obscura and his invented daguerreotype process. The same year, William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877), an Englishman developed a photographic process that produced paper negatives and prints. During the next twenty years, much before the civil war, photography was developed to a great extent in Europe and America. In 1847, during the Mexican -American War few daguerreotypes were taken of army officials and troop movements. The British Government, during the Crimean War, sent several photographers to document the war. Only one of them, Roger Fenton (1819-1869), could take some 350 images, but were mainly
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