The Mission of the Institute is to provide an independent forum for those who dare to read, think, speak, and write in order to advance the professional, literary, and scientific understanding of sea power and other issues critical to national defense.
When the Union commander of what became known as the Civil War's 1865 Carolinas campaign needed to communicate with one of his subordinate generals, an unlikely team of U.S. Navy Sailors volunteered for the mission.
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