The Monitor and the Merrimack: Both Sides of the Story

The Monitor and the Merrimack: Both Sides of the Story

John Lorimer Worden, Samuel Dana Greene, H. Ashton Ramsay


This is the first-hand story of what was done and seen and felt on each side in the battle of the Monitor and the Merrimac. The actual experiences on both vessels are pictured, in one case by the commander of the Monitor, then a lieutenant, and the next in rank, Lieutenant Greene, and in the other by Chief-Engineer Ramsay of the Merrimac. Clearly such a record of personal experiences has a place by itself in the literature of the subject.

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