Welcome to my first blog ever! We'll see how this goes. I've been reading a number of blogs for a month or so now, and I figured I'd give it a try. This blog is titled "Civil War Navy, et. al." for a reason. While one of my primary interests is the history of the Civil War navies, I am interested in many other facets of history that will probably enter into this blog at some point in time. I'll try to keep up and live up to the examples set by some of my favorite bloggers (who I will mention as we go along). Welcome and hopefully you'll enjoy the ride!