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  • Today in History

    Today is Monday, March 9, the 68th day of 2015. There are 297 days left in the year.
  • Saving a link to the tragic end of the USS Monitor

     Saving a link to the tragic end of the USS Monitor
    More than 150 years after it sank off Cape Hatteras inside the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor, a woolen coat discarded by a Union sailor trying to escape the doomed ship is approaching another milestone. Found inside the vessel's famous gun turret not...

    The Union fleet fills Hampton Roads

    No one watching the Union fleet in Hampton Roads in late April 1864 could have failed to notice when it began to swell to historic proportions. Stretching out nearly 10 miles, the giant collection of warships, transports, auxiliary vessels and barges...

    A daring Confederate night attack on the Union fleet off Newport News Point

    A daring Confederate night attack on the Union fleet off Newport News Point
    Most of the sailors in the Union’s powerful North Atlantic Blockading Squadron were sound asleep when a small, nearly silent craft slipped through the early morning darkness of April 9, 1864 toward the flagship USS Minnesota off Newport News Point....

    Defending Civil War Fort Monroe with the massive Lincoln Gun

    Defending Civil War Fort Monroe with the massive Lincoln Gun
    Twenty-five days after the ironclad CSS Virginia inflicted the United States' worst naval defeat before Pearl Harbor, 10 thunderous cannon blasts sounded from the beach at Fort Monroe across the far reaches of Hampton Roads. Fired from the immense...