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Ironclad

Continue funding Monitor restoration

January 31, 2014
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

On March, 9, 1862, off the coast of Hampton Roads, Va., the USS Monitor, a strange-looking, low-riding ship with a round, iron turret steamed into the harbor. Its purpose was to do battle with a Confederate ironclad warship that on the previous day had done severe damage to several of the wooden Union ships.

 
 
 

 

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