IRON DAWN: The Monitor, the Merrimack, and the Civil War Sea Battle That Changed History
1862. In response to the Union constructing an iron fort with heavy guns on the hull of a frigate named the Merrimack, the North built the Monitor, a revolutionary iron warship. The Monitor fought the Merrimack to a blazing standstill, and saved the Union cause. As soon as word of the battle spread, Great Britain ceased construction of all wooden warships, opening the path to the naval future. Illus.
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