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Ironclad Captains: The Commanding Officers of the USS Monitor by Wlliam N. Still

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Ironclad Captains

by Wlliam N. Still

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Description The 1862 battle between the ironclads USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia (aka Merrimack) is rightly regarded as a key turning point in both the naval history of the American Civil War and world naval history. At a stroke, the wooden navies of the world were rendered obsolete by the unique craft. Despite the immense significance of the ships, however, comparatively little information is available about the six officers who commanded the Monitor during its brief history. "Ironclad Captains: The Commanding Officers of the USS Monitor" presents brief, carefully researched biographies of the six men who commanded the Monitor, ranging from John Worden, the man who fought his ship in the great battle, to John Payne Bankhead, who had to order the Monitor abandoned in sinking condition during a fierce storm off North Carolina's Outer Banks. Although none of these officers commanded...

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