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The Civil War: Northerners' Ideas for Fighting the Merrimac

"REBEL STEAMER 'MERRIMAC,'" Harper's Weekly

Newport News, Virginia
Saturday, November 24, 2012

David Gerleman, an assistant editor at the Papers of Abraham Lincoln project, talks about some of the ideas and suggestions offered by Northerners for fighting the Confederate ironclad, the Merrimac. He spoke in early March at the Mariners’ Museum annual Civil War Navy Conference. This year’s conference marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads where, for the first time, ironclad warships met in battle.

Updated: Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 11:55am (ET)

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