Skip to comments.USS Monitor Civil War sailors to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery 150 years later
Posted on 03/08/2013 1:18:58 PM PST by shove_itEdited on 03/08/2013 1:19:43 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
ARLINGTON, Va. – Two unknown crewmen found in the USS Monitor's turret will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery 150 years after the Civil War sank off the North Carolina coast. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is scheduled to speak during Friday's ceremony, which will include Monitor kin who believe the two Union sailors are their ancestors. Sixteen sailors died when the Monitor went down in rough seas off Cape Hatteras on March 9, 1862. The two crew members' skeletons and the remains of their uniforms were found in 2002 when the ship's rusted turret was raised from the ocean floor. The Monitor made nautical history when it fought in the first battle between two ironclads. The battle with the CSS Virginia was a draw...
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The Merrimac never left Hampton Roads and other that sinking the Cumberland and the Congress on the first day it caused no further damage.
If my rendition of it based on reading it years ago were from a Hollywood director, you’d not be able to question it. In any case, I’m certainly partially correct. The history book that I read about the Civil War was several hundred pages long, and had pictures.
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On July 4th. 1863 after three months of siege Vicksburg surrendered to Union forces. This gave the North control of the Mississippi and cut the Confederacy in two. After this the South just ran out the clock.
The refloated Merrimac(k) was on the James River, in Virginia.
It was the War of the Rebellion.
No. Refloated Merrimac didn’t get to Mississippi, or New England. There were some wild stories in the papers. The engines, after being raised, were not up to much. Due to the weight of its iron slabs, it was hardly seaworthy.