Sunday, April 13 2014

04/12/2014 - 10:00am - 04/13/2014 - 5:00pm

Though the Confederate Marine Corps never numbered more than six hundred men at any point during the War, they profoundly contributed to the naval strength of the Confederacy. These Marines served the South by defending land-based resources and boarding enemy ships for hand-to-hand combat. The Corps later evolved into a “special forces” branch of the military, and undertook clandestine and perilous missions to capture Union ironclad ships.