Remembering the Men of the H.L. Hunley

Today is the 150th anniversary of the loss of the Confederate submarine, H.L. Hunley.

H.L. Hunley

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  • Patrick Young Feb 17, 2014

    Do you know where the crewmen lost in the original test cruises were buried?

  • Andy Hall Feb 17, 2014

    Pat, all the crews are buried at Magnolia Cemetery in Charleston.

    The five men who died in the first sinking were initially buried in a local graveyard that was lost and built over in the 1940s with the construction of the football stadium at the Citadel. These graves were discovered in 1999 (along with others), and the men were re-interred at Magnolia in 2000. The second crew of eight men, including Horace L. Hunley, were buried at Magnolia in early November, 1863. The last, eight-man crew of the boat was interred at Magnolia in April 2004. I think the three crews are all in different plots.

  • Patrick Young Feb 17, 2014

    Thanks Andy. I just shared your answer with The Immigrants’ Civil War facebook community, where it was the hot question of the day! BTW, I loved the section you worked on in the Civil War Monitor on the Hunley.

  • Chris Evans Feb 19, 2014

    I recommend to all the TNT film from 1999 ‘The Hunley’. Despite some flaws I still find it very moving and well made for television.

    Chris

  • Doug didier Feb 22, 2014

    Magnolia Cemetery is worth a visit. In north charleston . Beautiful setting. Part of former rice plantation. Among other notable people, William Rhett. Bitter man . Requested that his tomb stone be blank, which it is. His wife’s tombstone is labeled ” wife of William Rhett”

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