Excellent vid at link. These two sailors are likely the last two warriors from the War Between The States to be buried at ANC.
posted on 03/08/2013 1:18:58 PM PST
The monitor was nearly a submarine anyway. Most of it was below water, except for the turret. Which is why the Merrimack had trouble hitting it. Sending it into rough seas may have been a mistake.
posted on 03/08/2013 1:31:02 PM PST
by Telepathic Intruder
(The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
R.I.P. true American patriots.
posted on 03/08/2013 1:33:31 PM PST
by max americana
(Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
Rest In Peace ye Sailors, your Journey is over.
posted on 03/08/2013 1:47:01 PM PST
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Sixteen sailors died when the Monitor went down in rough seas off Cape Hatteras on March 9, 1862
Correction: The Monitor sank on December 31,1862. It fought the CSS Virginia on March 9, 1862
posted on 03/08/2013 2:16:11 PM PST
by Fiji Hill
Just a note: Back in WWII a US destroyer received "ping" off a submerged vessel and dropped depth charges on the Monitor.
posted on 03/08/2013 2:35:34 PM PST
by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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A fitting tribute to true Americcan patriots. May they continue to RIP.
posted on 03/08/2013 3:11:44 PM PST
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