Virginia and Monitor

Virginia and Monitor (HMAPU)

Location: Norfolk, VA 23511
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 57.321', W 76° 18.747'

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Across Hampton Roads from this point the C.S.S. Virginia (Merrimac) and the U.S.S. Monitor fought, March 9, 1862. This was the first combat between iron-clad vessels in the history of the world. After a severe engagement in which each vessel failed to pierce the other's armour, the Monitor retired. On the previous day, the Virginia had destroyed the U.S.S. Congress and the U.S.S. Cumberland, and dispersed the remainder of the Federal fleet.
Series This marker is part of the Battlefield Trails - Civil War series
Year Placed1931
Placed ByThe City of Norfolk
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 4:49am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 383152 N 4090723
Decimal Degrees36.95535000, -76.31245000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 57.321', W 76° 18.747'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 57' 19.26" N, 76° 18' 44.82" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20 Massey Hughes Drive, Norfolk VA 23511, US
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