Monitor: The Story of the Legendary Civil War Ironclad and the Man Whose Invention Changed the Course of History

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MONITOR

THE STORY OF
THE LEGENDARY
CIVIL WAR IRONCLAD
AND THE MAN
WHOSE INVENTION
CHANGED THE COURSE
OF HISTORY

James Tertius deKay

Walker and Company New York

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Prologue: Hampton Roads, Virginia 1
  • 1 - Toward a "Sub-Aquatic System of Naval Warfare" 7
  • 2 - The Loss of the Merrimac 32
  • 3 - Iron Against Wood" 50
  • 4 - Enter Mr. Bushnell 60
  • 5 - An Aerial Interlude 80
  • 6 - Contracts, Subcontracts and an Unwelcome Surprise 86
  • 7 - "Ericsson's Folly" 103
  • 8 - The Race for Hampton Roads 116
  • 9 - The Voyage South 138
  • 10 - The Virginia Attacks 150
  • 11 - The Reaction in Washington 173
  • 12 - The Battle 180
  • 13 - Aftermath 199
  • 14 - The End of the Monitor 208
  • Epilogue: Ghosts 222
  • Acknowledgments and Sources 229
  • Index 239
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