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Naval battles of the American Civil War were a common occurrence just as they are with many wars. The naval engagements of the American Civil War though were different in the sense that they dramatically altered the foundations of naval warfare. Although not invented as a result of the war, the use of ironclads, submarine warfare, and the introduction of newer and more powerful naval artillery ushered in a new era of war at sea.
On June 22, 1865, the Confederate raider CSS Shenandoah fired last shot of the Civil War in the Bering Strait, more than two months after Lee's surrender.
|Battle||Start date||End date||Notes|
|Battle of Sewell's Point||May 18, 1861||May 19, 1861|
|Battle of Aquia Creek||May 29, 1861||June 1, 1861|
|Battle of Cockle Creek||October 5, 1861||October 5, 1861|
|Battle of Port Royal||November 7, 1861||November 7, 1861|
|Battle of Cockpit Point||January 3, 1862||January 3, 1862|
|Battle of Lucas Bend||January 11, 1862||January 11, 1862|
|Battle of Fort Henry||February 6, 1862||February 6, 1862|
|Battle of Hampton Roads||March 8, 1862||March 9, 1862|
|Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip||April 16, 1862||April 28, 1862|
|Battle of Island Number Ten||February 28, 1862||April 8, 1862|
|Battle of Plum Point Bend||May 10, 1862||May 10, 1862|
|Battle of Fort Pillow||April 12, 1864||April 12, 1864|
|Battle of Drewry's Bluff||May 15, 1862||May 15, 1862|
|Battle of Memphis||June 6, 1862||June 6, 1862|
|Battle of Tampa||June 30, 1862||July 1, 1862|
|Battle of Corpus Christi||August 12, 1862||August 18, 1862|
|Second Battle of Sabine Pass||September 8, 1863||September 8, 1863|
|Battle of Fort Hindman||January 9, 1863||January 11, 1863|
|Action of 17 February 1864||February 17, 1864||February 17, 1864|
|Battle of Mobile Bay||August 2, 1864||August 23, 1864|
|The Union blockade, part of the Anaconda Plan|
- Confederate States Navy
- Union Navy
- "USS and CSS Navy Ships and Battles: American Civil War". http://americancivilwar.com/tcwn/civil_war/Navy_Ships/.
- Naval History of the Civil War March 1862
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