Event: Next Regular Meeting of the Civil War Round Table of the Mid-Ohio Valley
When: 7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 16, 2023
Where: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 320 2nd Street, Marietta
Presentation: Lincoln’s Navy: The Men, Ships and Organization, 1861 – 65, presented by Donnald L. Canney, former Registrar of the U.S. Coast Guard Historian’s Office, Bowie, MD.
The next regular meeting of the Civil War Round Table of the Mid-Ohio Valley will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at St. luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 320 Second Street, Marietta, Donald L. Canney, former Registrar of the U.S. Coast Guard Historian’s Office, Bowie, MD, will present Lincoln’s Navy: The Men, Ships and Organization, 1861 – 65.
The U.S. Navy was completely unprepared for war when Fort Sumter was fired upon on April 12, 1861. The daring and tenacity demonstrated by the fledgling Confederate Navy demanded that Lincoln’s naval forces advance from the strategies and tactics employed in the preceding decades. In addition, President’s Lincoln’s ambitious Anaconda Plan imposed unprecedented demands on Union naval resources. Mr. Canney will account for how the sailors, ships and leadership of the Federal Navy were re-organized and new technologies, such as ironclads, steam power, and innovations in naval ordinance, were adopted to yield successes in the blockade of Southern ports, open-sea ship duels, inland river raids, and the reduction of coastal fortifications, essential to Union victory.
Donald L. Canney is a U.S. Air Force veteran and a former high school history instructor. He is retired following a career as Registrar of the U.S. Coast Guard Historian’s Office, Bowie, Maryland, Mr. Canney is a prolific author and has published more than a dozen book on American naval history including The Ironclads, 1842-1885 (1993); Sailing Warships of the U.S. Navy (2003); Africa Squadron: the U.S. Navy and the Slave Trade, 1842 – 1861 (2006); and Confederate Navy, 1861 – 1865. He resides in Columbus, Ohio.
As always, the public is welcomed and there is no cost to attend. Small donations will be accepted to defray a portion of the cost of the event. Refreshments will be provided before and following the meeting. This program is partially funded through a matching grant program secured from the Ohio Arts Council. A brief annual business meeting will follow the education program. The round table and the Ohio Arts Council are committed to providing accessibility for those with disabilities. The meeting venue is accessible for those with mobility limitations. Accommodations for other disabilities will be considered upon request.