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McLean Research Associates is dedicated to producing software that works, web sites that are tuned to human beings, presenting little known facts about the US Civil War, and accomplishing genealogical research.


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In commemoration of the 150 years since the Civil War - or more appropriately in the vernacular of the day - War of the Rebellion (Northern) - or War of Yankee Aggression (Southern) we are featuring a quote and picture of the day from the Naval Records


Period Picture
Crrew of the USS Saugus on the James river
Fri Jun 30 1865

RADM Henry K Thatcher, West Gulf Squadron, writes SECNAV "The Choctaw and Lafayette, vessels formerly belonging to Acting Rear-Admiral Lee's squadron, have arrived at New Orleans, sent there by the admiral under orders from the Department; the officers to be sent to the Mississippi Squadron, but the men to be distributed here.
    Many of the men rated as seamen and ordinary seamen of these vessels have never been afloat, and of course are useless in those grades on board the vessels to be retained in this squadron, and I would therefore request permission from the Department to discharge at New Orleans all such men. The same remark may be made of the crew of the Mississippi ironclads and the vessels usually known here as tinclads."

SECNAV writes RADM Samuel P Lee, Mississippi Squadron, "The Department approves of the recommendation in your letter of the 26th ultimo that the Tennessee be sent to New Orleans."

Teachers and Educators - we have several Civil War presentations covering the US Navy throughout the Civil War which include our portable museum, Submarines, and key naval and land battles. Check out our Civil War section for more details.



Proud to be an organizational partner of Connecticut Civil War Commemoration sponsored by Central Connecticut State University.
DatesUpcoming Civil War EventsTopic
29-31 JUN 2015 Lynn
Lynn, MA
Living History
5-7 JUN 2015 Troy, NY Living History
20 JUN 2015 New Haven, CT US Navy Operations
17-19 JUL 2015 Mystic Seaport
Mystic, CT
Living History
11-13 SEP 2015 Port Hudson, MA Living History
18-20 SEP 2015 Double Day Campground
Cooperstown, NY
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School teachers - see the Civil War pages for how you can add excitement to your classroom on this topic.
Want to know what the Navy was doing 150 years ago? Let us give you a briefing, much as would be given to the President or Congress, outlining what the 6 major squadrons and 1 flotilla were accomplishing.


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