Today marks the 147th anniversary of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley’s attack on a Union blockade ship. Re-enactors and veterans are in Charleston to commemorate the H.L. Hunley’s attack on the Union blockade ship, Housatonic, off the coast of Charleston. While looking out on Breach Inlet, where the Hunley set off 147 years ago, the ceremony included a service at Sunrise Presbyterian Church on Sullivan’s Island.
The AP reports the re-enactors dressed the part, and at the ceremony, the Hunley crew was honored with cannon salutes, as well as wreaths and roses on the water. The Hunley was a hand-cranked sub with eight men on board that never returned from its voyage. It’s on display in Charleston.