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What were the names of the first two ironclad ships to engage in battle during the US Civil War in 1862?

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2018-04-10 17:10:44

At the Battle of Hampton Roads in 1862, the USS Monitor and the

CSS Virginia engaged in the first battle of ironclads. Although a

technical draw, the Virginia had to return to dock for repairs. Its

earlier assaults on wooden Union warships would not be


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2012-07-02 22:29:44

South: had the Merrimac and the North copied their idea and made

the Moniter

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