1813-1893Wooden ships became helpless shortly before noon on March 8, 1862 when the CSS Virginia, the world's first steam-driven iron-clad vessel to be used in warfare, floated out to do battle against them. The next day the Northern ship USS Monitor arrived for the record-setting "Battle of the Iron-clads" which was fought to a draw.
|Series||This marker is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series|
|Placed By||Stonewall Camp # 380, SCV (Sons of Confederate Veterans)|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 4:33am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 383390 N 4077767|
|Decimal Degrees||36.83861667, -76.30778333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 50.317', W 76° 18.467'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 50' 19.02" N, 76° 18' 28.02" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 305 Fort Ln, Portsmouth VA 23704, US|
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