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Civil War Innovations

This downloadable PDF details innovations from the American Civil War.   This training is directed and self-directed, as well as a self-paced program, but if you need any help, we are here to assit!   Please keep your sheets with you; this will give you information, and writing area for your projects.  We have added a large amount of data which you may not want to read at this time.   The training focuses on USS Merrimack (later CSS Virginia); USS Monitor; the Battle of Hampton Roads; Steam Engines; Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley, and Morse Code. 

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Images:  NH 76324-KN:  USS Monitor (1862):  LC-DIG-stereo-1s02417: Crew of USS Monitor.  Courtesy of the Library of Congress.