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The Civil War was also fought at sea. In addition to delivery food and munitions to the troops, ships were armed with cannons for battle at sea. These ships were used to fight other ships, or to attack forts located along rivers and the ocean coast. The Civil War saw the first iron-sided ships and the first submarine.

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Ship - War at Sea
Steam Frigate Pensacola
(Source: Library of Congress)
Ships were used for both fighting and to move troops and equipment. This is a picture of the steam frigate, the Pensacola, in port at Alexandria, Virginia.
USS Monitor
U.S.S. Monitor
(Source: Library of Congress)
The U.S.S. Monitor was the first Union iron-clad ship. This picture shows the deck and the turret of the U.S.S. Monitor.

 

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