The Art of Ironclads

The Art of Ironclads

Pieces from the USS Monitor Center's collection illustrate that the famous Monitor-Virginia duel heralded a sea change in naval art as well as technology. Catching his first glimpse of the widely acclaimed Union warship USS Monitor in the spring of 1862, the great New England writer Nathaniel Hawthorne was anything but impressed.

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