Resources:

For more information about the USS Monitor, the USS Virginia, and the Battle of Hampton Roads, you may enjoy checking the websites of:

The USS Monitor Center at the Mariners’ Museum, Newport News, Virginia

Hampton Roads Naval Museum

U.S. Naval Historical Center

Naval History and Heritage Command

NOAA Ocean Explorer

National Geographic: “Iron vs. Oak”

John Ericsson Memorial, D.C.

John Ericsson Society New York

Credits:

In addition to information researched on the websites listed above, the preceding text was compiled with information gathered from the following texts:

The Story of the Monitor: The First Naval Conflict Between Ironclad Vessels. William S. Wells.Issued by the Cornelius S. Bushnell National Memorial Association, New Haven, CT; 1899.

The Story of the Monitor and the Merrimac. Rev. Samuel C. Bushnell. New Haven, CT.

Aboard the USS Monitor: 1862 The Letters of Acting Paymaster William Frederick Keeler to His Wife, Anna. Naval Letters Series: Volume One. William F. Keeler. United States Naval Institute, Annapolis, MD, 1964.

Monitor: The Story of the Legendary Civil War Ironclad and the Man Whose Invention Changed the Course of History. James Tertius de Kay. Walker and Company, New York; 1997.

Wells, William S., Cornelius S. Bushnell, John Ericsson, and Gideon Welles. The Original United States Warship “Monitor.”: Copies of Correspondence Between the Late Cornelius S. Bushnell, Captain John Ericsson and Hon. Gideon Welles. Together with a Brief Sketch of Mr. Bushnell’s Life … Records Showing How the Plans of the Monitor Were Urged Upon the Government and Finally Adopted. New Haven, CT: Cornelius S. Bushnell National Memorial Association, 1899. http://archive.org/stream/originalunitedst00well – page/n5/mode/2up

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