Secrets of a Civil War Submarine (Library Binding)

Solving the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley

By Sally M. Walker

Carolrhoda Books, 9781575058306, 112pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2005



On February 17, 1864, the H.L. Hunley made history as the first submarine to sink a ship in battle. Soldiers on the shore waited patiently after seeing the submarine's return signal. But after several days, the ship had failed to return. What had gone wrong? In 1995, after over 130 years of searching, the H.L. Hunley was finally found buried off the coast of South Carolina. Follow author, Sally M. Walker on a fascinating journey through the workings of the famous submarine, its voyages, and the difficult obstacles that were overcome to recover, excavate and conserve the ship.