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  • Tom Mix
    ... From: Tom Mix [mailto:tmix@insightbb.com] Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2007 12:04 PM To: civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com Subject: RE: [civilwarwest] Re:
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      -----Original Message-----
      From: Tom Mix [mailto:tmix@...]
      Sent:
      Thursday, August 02, 2007 12:04 PM
      To: 'civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com'
      Subject: RE: [civilwarwest] Re: Triumph & Defeat the Vicksburg Campaign

       

      Hank,

      I have not spent nearly as much attention to the nautical part of the war as I should and I find what you noted to be very interesting indeed.

      Thanks,

      Tom

       

      -----Original Message-----
      From: civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com [mailto:civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of hank9174
      Sent:
      Thursday, August 02, 2007 9:13 AM
      To: civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [civilwarwest] Re: Triumph & Defeat the Vicksburg Campaign

       

      --- In civilwarwest@ yahoogroups. com, "Tony Gunter" <tony_gunter@ ...>
      wrote:

      >
      > --- In civilwarwest@ yahoogroups. com,
      "Carl Williams" <carlw4514@>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > after noting that Winschel Winschel "has made frequent
      appearances on
      > > the History Channel" I finally found a picture of him and have
      to
      say
      > > I seem to miss his appearances there. About a million years ago,
      back
      > > when Book TV was friendly to Civil War books, I can remember him
      being
      > > on some of those programs and he was quite good. I can see why he
      is
      > > liked for round table programs.
      > >
      > > One of the chapters seems to be about a sunk gunboat, the
      CINCINATTI,
      > > I am going to have to refresh my memory on what that's about.
      > >
      > > BTW his picture is at
      > > http://www.savasbea tie.com/authors/ winschel. htm
      > >
      >
      > The sinking of the Cincinatti is unique because I believe it's the
      only
      > full ironclad sunk by enemy fire during the entire war.
      >

      Wasn't the
      Cincinnati rammed?

      A couple of interesting sidenotes regarding ironclads:

      The turret overhead is open for ventilation, covered with well spaced
      railroad iron and subject to plunging fire,

      The hull is sheathed to only a few feet below the fully-loaded
      waterline. As the boat fires it's ammo (about a ton an hour) it rides
      higher in the water, exposing more of the unarmored hull to fire and
      ram.

      HankC

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