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Great issue detailing the naval battle between the Monitor & the Merrimac...
Item # 645104
March 12, 1862
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 12, 1862
* Battle of Hampton Roads, Virginia
* Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack (CSS Virginia)
* Civil War ironclads
This is a very nice issue covering perhaps the most famous naval battle of the 19th century, certainly of the Civil War. The creation of ironclad steamers Monitor & Merrimac ushered in a new era in naval warfare, being the first ironclad vessels that would become the prototype for all of naval engineering that would follow. Pg. 4 has a nice editorialized report on the battle headed: "The Disaster at Hampton Roads" but the remainder of this issue has no less than 3 additional reports on the battle, with pg. 5 heads: "The Naval Fight In Hampton Roads" "The Killed, Wounded & Missing" "The Damage to the Merrimac" & more (see photos), and pg. 6 having an excellent report taking an entire column headed: "The Great Naval Fight" "How the Monitor Baffled The Merrimac" "An Interesting Account" and the bkpg. having heads: "The Naval Engagement" "A Visit to the Monitor" "Interesting Particulars" with this report taking over a full column. There is a wealth of other Civil War reports in this 8 pg. issue but they pale in comparison to this historical naval battle reports.
Eight pages, very nice condition.