Arguably the most important naval battle of the american civil war, the battle of hampton roads, took place on march 8 and 9, 1862 in the chesapeake bay. “the monitor beating the merrimac, march 9, 1862” patriotic design cover by charles magnus used on july 12, 1862 from old point comfort the battle of hampton roads. Reconstruction of the battle at hampton roads, virginia 1862 from the america-sweden day in filipstad, sweden swedish speaker first battle between iron. The battle of hampton roads, often called the battle of monitor and merrimack, was a naval battle of the american civil war, famous for being the first fight between. You found it an incredible civil war newspaper featuring a story and picture of the battle of hampton roads between the monitor and the merrimac.
One of the most iconic naval battles of the civil war was the four hour duel between the ironclad vessels uss monitor and the css merrimac off of hampton. Find out more about the history of battle of hampton roads, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more get all the. The battle of hampton road stage 1 the css virginia steams into hampton roads on march 8 the virginia picks out its first target, which is the uss. Battle of hampton roads, 8-9 march 1862, the first battle between ironclad warships.
The final track off of their 2012 album, the monitor. The mariners' museum's battle of hampton roads weekend returns friday through sunday, commemorating 154 years since the. Battle of hampton roads date march 8, 1862 – march 9, 1862 location off sewell’s point, near the mouth of hampton roads, virginia victor inconclusive contenders. On march 9, 1862, during the civil war, the monitor and the virginia (also known as the merrimac) clashed to a draw at hampton roads, va, in the first. Timeline of the battle of hampton roads as part of the american civil war.Your guide to unique, inspiring, off-the-beaten path virginia. Battle of hampton roads ordered to hampton roads, va, the uss monitor arrived on the evening of march 8, 1862 the scene that greeted her crew that. The battle of hampton roads was an inconclusive naval fight that took place on march 9, 1862, off the coast of virginia, between the css virginia. The monitor defeated the merrimac at hampton roads in the first battle of the civil war - 906034. Watch the video for the battle of hampton roads from titus andronicus's the monitor for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. This is the story of the battle of hampton roads, the first battle between two ironclad warships. The civil war trust's battle of hampton roads page includes battle maps, history articles, historical facts, recommended books, web links, and more on this 1862. Engagement at hampton roads this painting by jo davidson depicts uss monitor (at right) in combat with css virginia (formerly uss merrimack) at the. Monitor and merrimack, two american warships that fought the first engagement between ironclad ships when, at the beginning of the civil war, the union.
The decisive battle of the revolution was won at portsmouth, suffolk, and virginia beach cover the southside of hampton roads while hampton, newport. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. On march 9 - 11, the mariners' museum and park will commemorate the civil war battle that changed modern naval history forever. What is the name of the battle this battle is often referred to by a number of names most historians call it the battle of hampton roads because it took.