A History of Ironclads The Power of Iron Over Wood

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A History of Ironclads The Power of Iron Over Wood

Author: John V. Quarstein
Publisher: The History Press
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 288
Cover Price: $ 24.99

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This landmark book documents the dramatic history of Civil War ironclad warships and reveals how famous vessels like the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia revolutionized naval warfare. Extensively researched and beautifully written, this volume will appeal to Civil War, naval and military history buffs everywhere.

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American Civil War lasted from the bombardment of Fort Sumter in 1861 to the surrender of the Confederacy in 1865. The Confederates armored the former US Navy vessel Merrimac, renamed it CSS VIrginia, and engaged the USS Monitor in the first naval battle between ironclads at Hampton Roads in 1862.