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McLean Research Associates is dedicated to presenting little known facts about the US Navy in the Civil War, presentations on a myriad of astronomical topics,STEM workshops, and letterboxing.


In commemoration of the 160 years since the Civil War - or more appropriately in the vernacular of the day - The War of the Slaveholders' Rebellion - we are featuring a quote and picture of the day from the Naval Records


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RADM David Glasgow Farragut commanded the West Gulf Blockading Squadron, took New Orleans in early 1862 ensuring the defeat of the South. Also took Mobile, AL.
Thu Oct 24 1861

BGEN Sickles requests CMDR Craven provide him a steamer to reconnoiter the river to the south.

CAPT Dahlgren, Washington Navy Yard, writes to SECNAV, observing that while the railheads could supply Washington with it's needs it currently doesn't. He gives a plan for attacking the enemy batteries and suggesting use of large caliber guns. Not to deprive the Army of their purpose, but that perhaps the Navy should go on the offensive. Who ever would be in charge would also have to command the flotilla.

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. We also have several presentations on astronomy for all age groups




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