Today in Civil War History- CSS Arkansas Blown Up

August 3rd, 1862
Confederates Blow Up Their Own Ship 

CSS Arkansas

CSS Arkansas

The Confederate ironclad Arkansas was ordered south to Baton Rouge to support operations there. The ship suffered engine problems and ran aground. The crew blew up the ship before the Union ship Essex could capture it. The Arkansas was only in action for 23 days.

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