The Civil War Battle of The Monitor Versus The Merrimack

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The Battle of Hampton Roads was fought on March 9, 1862 between the first two ironclad ships, the Monitor and the Merrimack. This battle was a turning point for navel warfare, ending the battles between wooden ships and entering the iron ship age. Neither ship was able to damage the other and the battle ended in a draw with both sides claiming victory when each side withdrew.

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