The H.L. Hunley … A Look At History


The first week of June, my daughter and I went to see the H.L. Hunley in Charleston, South Carolina. First I want to encourage you to see the submarine.

Second I want to let you know that this is an active and ongoing research and preservation effort that is on going with the H.L. Hunley. Because of the work being done on the submarine, it is only open to the public on weekends.

Here are just some of the photos we took of our visit. I will post more later over the next few weeks.

Elizabeth inside a full size replica of the Hunley.

Elizabeth inside a full size replica of the Hunley.

 

The $20 gold piece that save Lt. Dixon's life at the Battle of Shiloh. His fiancé gave it to him and he kept it as a good luck piece. It was found on him inside the submarine when it was recovered.

The $20 gold piece that save Lt. Dixon’s life at the Battle of Shiloh. His fiancé gave it to him and he kept it as a good luck piece. It was found on him inside the submarine when it was recovered.

 

The $20 gold piece that save Lt. Dixon's life at the Battle of Shiloh. His fiancé gave it to him and he kept it as a good luck piece. It was found on him inside the submarine when it was recovered.

The $20 gold piece that save Lt. Dixon’s life at the Battle of Shiloh. His fiancé gave it to him and he kept it as a good luck piece. It was found on him inside the submarine when it was recovered.

 

The $20 gold piece that save Lt. Dixon's life at the Battle of Shiloh. His fiancé gave it to him and he kept it as a good luck piece. It was found on him inside the submarine when it was recovered.

The $20 gold piece that save Lt. Dixon’s life at the Battle of Shiloh. His fiancé gave it to him and he kept it as a good luck piece. It was found on him inside the submarine when it was recovered.

 

Facial reconstructions of the last crew of the Hunley.

Facial reconstructions of the last crew of the Hunley.

 

Facial reconstructions of the last crew of the Hunley.

Facial reconstructions of the last crew of the Hunley.

 

Facial reconstructions of the last crew of the Hunley.

Facial reconstructions of the last crew of the Hunley.

 

Facial reconstructions of the last crew of the Hunley.

Facial reconstructions of the last crew of the Hunley.

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  1. We met the authors of the Hunley book when they were in town a few years ago, hub’s always interested in maritime stuff like that. Maybe one day we’ll get to the exhibit, it sounds like an amazing preservation.