...not as a result of the battle. The battle was considered a draw. This was later...
Sorry, I was not clear. Yes I know that the Monitor sank while being towed..and not during a battle. But I always thought the battle of the ironclads was between the Merrimack and the Monitor.
posted on 08/03/2002 7:57:16 PM PDT
The Virginia was scuttled a few weeks after the engagement to prevent capture by McClellan during the Peninsula Campaign; the Monitor, a very unseaworthy craft, was being towed to Charleston when it capsized, as the story says, in a storm on Dec. 31, 1862.
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