The above graphic portrays Captain Horace Lawson Hunley (1823-1863), a southern gentleman and deputy collector of the U.S. Customs House in New Orleans. Hunley made his fortune in sugar cane, which enabled him, along with a handful of associates, to bankroll three different submarines. He owned one third share in the $15,000 Hunley. Captain Hunley died in the Hunley on October 15, 1863 with the rest of his crew in an accident while running practice dives in Charleston.

The building is the Park and Lyons Machine Shop in Mobile, Alabama, where the Hunley was manufactured by the Singer Submarine Corps. The Hunley's predecessor, the American Diver (Pioneer II) was also built there. The shop also provided a number of brave men for the various crews who manned her.  On August 7, 1863, General P. G. T. Beauregard (1818-1893) summoned the Hunley to Charleston in an attempt to break the blockade there.

James R. McClintock, a gifted maritime engineer from New Orleans who was one of the original masterminds behind the design and construction of the series of submarines leading up to the Hunley, is portrayed in the animation on the Main Page, along with a brief glimpse of the Pioneer, the first of the three submarines he built.

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Until this page can be more fully developed, here is a recommended reading list.
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Union and Confederate Submarine Warfare in the Civil War by Mark K. Ragan
Savas Publishing 310 pages. Hard Bound. Dust Jacket. Photos. Illustrations. Index. Bibliography. Notes.
Fascinating study of how submarines were built and used by both sides during the war. Foreword by noted author Clive Cussler - discoverer of the CSS Hunley in 1995
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The CSS Hunley: The Greatest Undersea Adventure of the Civil War by Richard Bak
Dallas, Texas Taylor Publishing Company [1999]. 192 pages. Hard Bound. Tan cloth, silver stamping. Dust jacket. 8" x 10 7/8" Profusely illustrated in black & white and color. Appendices, Bibliography, Chronology, Index.
“Companion book to the TNT Original Movie The Hunley” (circular sticker on front panel of dust jacket). First edition.
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