The Dummy Ironclad

Some of my favourite Civil War stories are those involving cunning and wit, and this story about the “dummy ironclad” is one of the best. Shelby Foote tells it better, but this rendition imparts the ingenuity even if it doesn’t compare in the storytelling.

Source: The Union saved an ironclad by deploying a $9 trash decoy – We Are The Mighty

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