Connecticut’s Naval Contributions to the Civil War

By William Peterson SPRING 2011 “Back! Back on the Albatross!” shouted an anxious Admiral David G. Farragut.  His powerful flagship, the steam frigate USS Hartford, was hard aground on a Mississippi River mud-bank one hundred fifty river miles south of Vicksburg, the Confederate “Gibraltar.”  The much smaller steam gunboat Albatross was securely tied to its … Continue reading Connecticut’s Naval Contributions to the Civil War