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Duel Between the First Ironclads

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One was called a tin can on a shingle; the other, a half-submerged crocodile. Yet, on a March day in 1862 in Hampton Roads, Virginia, after a five-hour duel, the U.S.S. Monitor and the C.S.S. Virginia (formerly the U.S.S. Merrimack) were to change the course of not only the Civil War but also naval warfare forever. Using letters, diaries, and memoirs of men who lived through the epic battle of the Monitor and the Merrimack and of those who witnessed it from afar, William C. Davis documents and analyzes this famous confrontation of the first two modern warships. The result is a full-scale history that is as exciting as a novel. Besides a thorough discussion of the designs of each ship, Davis portrays come of the men involved in the building and operation of America's first ironclads-John Ericsson, supreme egoist and engineering genius who designed the Monitor; John Brooke, designer of the Virginia; John Worden, the well-loved captain of the Monitor; Captain Franklin Buchanan of the Virginia; and a host of other men on both Union and Confederate sides whose contributions make this history as much a story of men as of ships and war. William C. Davis is the editor of Civil War Times Illustrated and the author of Breckinridge: Statesman, Soldier, Symbol; The Battle of New Market; Battle at Bull Run; and The Orphan Brigade.

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Using letters, diaries, and memoirs of men who lived through the epic battle of the 'Monitor' and the 'Merrimack' and of those who witnessed it from afar, William C. Davis documents and analyzes this famous confrontation of the first two modern warships.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807108680
Author:
Davis, William C.
Publisher:
Lsu Press
Location:
Baton Rouge :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
Hampton Roads (Va.), Battle of, 1862
Subject:
Monitor (Ironclad)
Subject:
Hampton Roads
Subject:
Hampton Roads, Battle of, Va., 18
Subject:
Military-General History
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Louisiana paperback ed.
Series Volume:
p. 30
Publication Date:
19810431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8.51x5.50x.47 in. .61 lbs.

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