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Battle of Hampton Roads


1862-10 Battle of Hampton Roads


The Monitor, the Merrimack, and the Civil War Sea Battle that Changed History


[1862] The Battle of the Ironclads


Battle of Hampton Roads #1 (8 March 1862) - Union vs Confederacy (American Civil War)


Local History Spotlight: The Battle of Hampton Roads

The Battle of Hampton Roads, often referred to as either the Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack or the Battle of Ironclads, was the most noted and arguably most important naval battle of the American Civil War from the standpoint of the development of navies. It was fought over two days, March 8–9, 1862, in Hampton Roads, a roadstead in Virginia where the Elizabeth and Nansemond rivers meet the James River just before it enters Chesapeake Bay adjacent to the city of Norfolk. The battle was a part of the effort of the Confederacy to break the Union blockade, which had cut off Virginia's largest cities and major industrial centers, Norfolk and Richmond from international trade.
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  • Background 

  • Battle 

  • The victor 

  • Impact upon naval warfare 

  • Commemorating the battle: ''Virginia'' 

  • Commemorating the battle: ''Monitor'' 

  • Commemorating the Battle of Hampton Roads 

  • References in popular culture