Members of the crew of USS Miami on the forecastle, circa 1864-65. Explore »
U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph (NH 60873)
In 1861, the U.S. Navy was torn asunder as many servicemembers were forced to chose between their service and their personal loyalty to their own communities back home. Those that remained in service of the U.S. Navy faced off against those who had departed their ranks and joined the Confederacy.
- United States Naval History: A Bibliography » Naval History by Period » Civil War-Biography
- Going South: U.S. Navy Officer Resignations & Dismissals On the Eve of the Civil War
Individual Biographical Profiles:
*Please note this page does not represent a complete list of all personnel who are siginficant to this conflict. Many of these profiles are linked to the ZB (Personnel) files, which are part of an on-going digitization effort by the staff of the Navy Department Library.