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  • Civil War: Huge Union fleet filled Hampton Roads for May 1864 strike up the James

    Civil War: Huge Union fleet filled Hampton Roads for May 1864 strike up the James
    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 transports, auxiliary vessels, barges and warships...
  • Museum marks USS Monitor's 150th anniversary

    Museum marks USS Monitor's 150th anniversary
    One hundred fifty years ago this month, two strange-looking ships met near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and changed the course of naval, if not American, history. The duel in Hampton Roads between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia ended in a draw,...
  • Civil War Exhibits

    Civil War Exhibits
    Hampton Roads museums offer numerous exhibits exploring the region's historic role in the Civil War. Here are some thumbnail descriptions of some of the attractions you can expect to see during the 150th anniversary of the war: Casemate Museum. The...
  • Preserving the memory of the Monitor sailors

    Preserving the memory of the Monitor sailors
    Long before the start of the expedition that recovered the USS Monitor gun turret from the bottom of the Atlantic in 2002, Navy divers and NOAA archaeologists working to save the historic Civil War ship knew they might run into the remains of lost...
  • Civil War's 'Stone Fleet' Sailed From New London To Dubious End In South Carolina

    Civil War's 'Stone Fleet' Sailed From New London To Dubious End In South Carolina
    In November 1861, New London residents watched with curiosity as teams of oxen hauled wagons loaded with fieldstones through their streets. The stones had been collected from the foundations of farms and old pasture walls in Waterford and surrounding...
  • Civil War-era chefs battle at The Mariners' Museum

    Civil War-era chefs battle at The Mariners' Museum
    The Battle of the Ironclad Chefs returns March 10 to The Mariners’ Museum. The unique event offers a competition between two markedly different Civil War-era cooks — a plantation slave and a Union cook on the deck of the USS Monitor —...
  • Battle of Hampton Roads: Construction of the USS Monitor

    Battle of Hampton Roads: Construction of the USS Monitor
    Despite 150 years of fame as one of history's landmark warships, the USS Monitor is the ironclad Civil War marvel that almost wasn't. Not until shipbuilders at Portsmouth's Gosport Navy Yard had labored around the clock for months to transform the...
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  • 150 years: Civil War arms race leads to ironclad clash

    150 years: Civil War arms race leads to ironclad clash
    Hopelessly outmatched on the seas, the Confederacy built an iron monster that launched a furious arms race, setting the stage for the bloody collision that changed the course of naval history. -- Battle of Hampton Roads: Construction of the USS Virginia...
  • Civil War sailors laid to rest, 151 years later

    Civil War sailors laid to rest, 151 years later
    Eleven years ago, Navy Capt. Barbara "Bobbie" Scholley dived more than 230 feet into the ocean to help bring back the past: two sailors killed when their Civil War battleship sank in 1862. On Friday, the Annapolis woman joined the crew members'...
  • Living Here: History museums and sites

    Museums and sites can help you track the story of our region. From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our region. History museums 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets,...