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Virginia (Ironclad)

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Works: 235 works in 325 publications in 1 language and 7,901 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Biography  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Diaries  Naval history  Graphic novels  Fiction  Personal narratives 
Classifications: E473.2, 973.752
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Most widely held works about Virginia (Ironclad)
    Duel of the ironclads : the Monitor vs. the Virginia by Patrick O'Brien( Book )
    3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 798 libraries worldwide
    A description of the construction, battles, and historical impact of the Civil War battleships, the Monitor and the Virginia, known to Union forces as the Monitor and the Merrimack, which focuses on the Battle of Hampton Roads
    Reign of iron : the story of the first battling ironclads, the Monitor and the Merrimack by James L Nelson( Book )
    3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 587 libraries worldwide
    Traces the events of the American Civil War naval battle between the nation's first non-wooden ships, documenting how breakthroughs in ironclad innovations contributed to the outcome of the conflict and discussing key individuals
    The story of the Monitor and the Merrimac by R. Conrad Stein( Book )
    2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 512 libraries worldwide
    An account of the naval duel fought in the Chesapeake Bay between the opposing ironclads of the North and the South
    The Monitor : the iron warship that changed the world by Gare Thompson( Book )
    1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 437 libraries worldwide
    Discusses the Monitor and the Virginia, ironclad warships that confronted each other at the Civil War battle at Hampton Roads, Virginia, detailing what became of the ships after the battle and how the sunken Monitor was later investigated by scientists
    Iron dawn : the Monitor, the Merrimack, and the Civil War sea battle that changed history by Richard Snow( Book )
    3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 430 libraries worldwide
    From acclaimed popular historian Richard Snow, the thrilling story of the naval battle that not only changed the course of the Civil War but the future of all sea power. No single sea battle has triggered more far-reaching consequences than the one fought in the harbor at Hampton Roads, Virginia, in March 1862. The Confederacy, with no fleet of its own, built a sloped iron fort containing ten heavy guns on the hull of a captured Union frigate named the Merrimack. The North got word of the project when it was already well along, and, in desperation, secretly commissioned an eccentric inventor named John Ericsson to build the Monitor, a revolutionary iron warship--at the time, the single most complicated machine ever made. Abraham Lincoln himself was closely involved with the ship's design. Rushed through to completion in just one hundred days, it mounted two lethal guns housed in a shot-proof revolving turret. The new warship hurried south from Brooklyn (and nearly sank twice on the voyage), only to find the Merrimack had smokily destroyed half the Union fleet that morning and would be back to finish the job the next day. When she returned, the Monitor was there. She fought the Merrimack to a thunderous, blazing standstill and saved the Union cause. As soon as word of the clamorous battle spread, Great Britain--the foremost sea power of the day--ceased construction of all wooden warships. A thousand-year-old tradition ended, and the path to the naval future opened.--From dust jacket
    Ironclad : the Monitor and the Merrimack by Arthur Mokin( Book )
    3 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
    History of the ironclads--the Monitor and the Merrimack during the Civil War and how their technology revolutionized navies around the world
    Battle of the ironclads : the Monitor and the Merrimack by Alden R Carter( Book )
    1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 351 libraries worldwide
    Examines the construction, battles, and technological and historical impact of the Civil War battleships, the Monitor and the Merrimac
    Man of the Monitor; the story of John Ericsson by Jean Lee Latham( Book )
    1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
    A biography of the Swedish-American engineer credited with over 2000 inventions as well as the design and construction of several types of boats. History remembers him for the construction of the Monitor, the little ironclad warship that held its own against the Merrimack
    The Monitor versus the Merrimac : ironclads at war! by Dan Abnett( Book )
    2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
    In graphic novel format, recounts the battle and historical impact of the Civil War battleships, the Monitor and the Virginia, known to Union forces as the Monitor and the Merrimack, focusing on the Battle of Hampton Roads
    The Battle of Hampton Roads : new perspectives on the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia ( Book )
    3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
    "On March 8 and 9, 1862, a sea battle of the Virginia coast changed naval warfare forever. It began when the CSS Virginia of the Confederate States Navy led a task force to break the Union blockade of Hampton Roads. The Virginia sank the USS Cumberland and forced the frigate USS Congress to surrender. Damaged by shore batteries, Virginia retreated, returning the next day to find her way blocked by the newly arrived USS Monitor. The clash of ironclads was underway."
 
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controlled identity Merrimack (Frigate)

C.S.S. Virginia
CSS Virginia
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