Confederate Submarine (1861)

In 1861 reports of a Confederate submarine built in Richmond circulated in various publications including Harper’s Weekly.  For many years evidence of this early sub was lacking, and she was thought to be a myth.  In recent years, historian Mark Ragan has found evidence -accounting records — showing the costs of various materials used in her construction.  What became of her remains a mystery.

See http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/Confederate_Submarine.htm

for an image of the period page from Harper’s Weekly.

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