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Only a handful of absolutely fascinating pictures taken in the 1860's of the USS Monitor. for history buffs, these images send a chill down your spine.
1 posted on 02/18/2013 2:15:10 AM PST by lbryce
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Amazing history!


2 posted on 02/18/2013 2:30:44 AM PST by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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3 posted on 02/18/2013 4:08:46 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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Monitor suffered a nobler fate than her famous rival ...


5 posted on 02/18/2013 5:17:37 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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This is where you can see the original Monitor’s turret.

There is also a full size mock-up of the Monitor, and displays about the CSS Virginia and the famous naval battle.

A beautiful setting, in Newport News VA—highly recommended.


6 posted on 02/18/2013 5:41:44 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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This is where you can see the original Monitor’s turret.

http://www.marinersmuseum.org/

There is also a full size mock-up of the Monitor, and displays about the CSS Virginia and the famous naval battle.

A beautiful setting, in Newport News VA—highly recommended.


7 posted on 02/18/2013 5:42:08 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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It is a really great display. Allow all day to see everything. You will enjoy it.


9 posted on 02/18/2013 5:51:49 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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The designation ‘USS’ did not come into use until 1907.

http://www.navweaps.com/index_tech/index_ships_list.htm

If someone had called it the USS Monitor during the war, it would have been thought strange.


13 posted on 02/18/2013 7:20:11 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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I don't think that I'd want to be in that turret when it was hit with cannon fire.

I'd imagine it would be like standing inside a ringing bell.

14 posted on 02/18/2013 7:49:36 AM PST by wbill
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Here is a page from the book 1861-1865: TOLD IN PICTURES by Irving Werstein that I bought forty eight years ago. Notice how roomy they make the Monitor look.

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I also have a page on the USS MONTAUK, mentioned on the show KILLING LINCOLN.

15 posted on 02/18/2013 8:19:29 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( Too old to cut the mustard any more.)
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