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  Hampton Roads
Hampton Roads is a natural tidal basin formed by the confluence of the James and Elizabeth Rivers.
Hampton Roads is composed of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Yorktown and Virginia Beach.
Due to the Hampton Roads geographical location and the large number of ships that may have to sortie, additional time is required to prepare ships to sortie and complete a sortie with ample sea room to maneuver before the arrival of destructive winds.
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 Battle of Hampton Roads, Hampton Roads Events, Hampton Roads Virginia, Hampton Roads Restaurant
Hampton Roads, located on the Virginia Peninsula in the Hampton Roads region of southeastern Virginia is a popular tourist destination as well as the spot for the historic battle of Hampton Roads, an important point in American and international naval history.
This battle was an inconclusive one that began on March 8, 1862, involving the Confederate ironclad Virginia (a seagoing vessel) that steamed into Hampton Roads where she sank Cumberland (another ship) and ran Congress aground.
Although this battle in Hampton Roads Virginia was inconclusive, it became significant in naval history because prior to then, nearly all warships were made primarily of wood.
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 Battle of Hampton Roads - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After the battle, design of ships and naval warfare changed dramatically, as nations around the world raced to convert their fleets to iron, as ironclads had shown themselves to be clearly superior to wooden ships in their ability to withstand enemy fire.
The Union dispatched a fleet of wooden warships to Hampton Roads to enforce the blockade.
It was rushed to Hampton Roads, arriving later on the very day that its Confederate counterpart had made a stunning debut at the expense of the Union Navy.
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 Battle of Hampton Roads @ National Geographic Magazine
The nightmare that was the Battle of Hampton Roads had begun.
Control of the Roads was critical to Lincoln's blockade of southern ports and Union plans to attack the Confederate capital at Richmond.
Jones was now keen to destroy her as well, but with the tide draining from the Roads, his pilots refused to approach closer than a mile.
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The day before the Battle of Hampton Roads between the Monitor and the Virginia, the Virginia had done its grim work with impunity, almost destroying the Union fleet in the channel.
Franklin Buchanan was badly wounded during the battle and spent the next day on shore in a hospital.
In the end, the battle between the two ironclads ended in a stalemate, with neither ship sinking the other, but with a technical victory going to the Union because the Monitor had saved the fleet from the Virginia.
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Notable in these accounts is the respect that the Confederate sailors show to the captain of the USS Cumberland and to John Worden, captain of the Monitor and their admiration of these officers’ bravery.
The battle between the Monitor and the Virginia represents one of the most significant engagements in modern naval warfare.
John Luke Porter, CSS Virginia (Merrimack): Story of her Construction, Battles, andc., (s.l.: s.n) typescript from a copy in the U.S. Navy Department; reproduced from a photostat in possession of C.I. Millard, Norfolk, Va, May 22, 1936 (s.l.: s.n.); John M. Brooke, The Virginia, or Merrimac: Her Real Projector.
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 Exhibit marks historic battle (Pilot Online/HamptonRoads.com)
One of the biggest draws during the Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend will undoubtedly be the 141-year-old artifacts recovered from the USS Monitor: the turret, anchor and engine
The museum’s newest exhibit, “Battle of the Ironclads: Eyewitness to History,” chronicles the history of the Confederate's Virginia and the Union's Monitor from their four-hour fight in the Battle of Hampton Roads to their demise.
If from viewing the paintings of the battle you discover a new side of yourself that appreciates maritime art, or if this side was already there, you’ll want to wander through the “Reflections of the Sea: Paintings from the Mariners’ Museum” also opening this weekend.
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 The Battle of Hampton Roads: New Perspectives on the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia
The Battle of Hampton Roads: New Perspectives on the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia
At age 44, he wrote his account of the battle, mailed it off to the Century magazine for inclusion in their Battles and Leaders of the Civil War series and then went home and put a bullet through his brain, making him, indirectly, the only fatality of the famous battle.
Quarstein answers that the Virginia had made the most changes after the battle, such as special armor piercing bolts for penetrating the turret of the Monitor, and that she would have handily won the next battle.
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 Civil War Battle Reenactments Events & Reenacting Info
The Fifth Annual Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend coincides this year with the opening of the new 63,500-square-foot USS Monitor Center at The Mariners’ Museum.
Authentic recreation of battle, with enforcement of period dress and accoutrements.
Commemorate the Battle of Arkansas Post during the park’s annual Civil War Encampment, Union and Confederate soldiers will camp at the park and display the arms and equipment used during the Civil War.
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 Hampton Roads 1862 — www.greenwood.com
The result was one of the strangest naval battles of all time - a well-matched clash between two technically different and revolutionary warships.
Hampton Roads was one of the most important naval battles in history, ushering in a new age of naval warfare and warship design.
With the South unable to break the blockade which was slowly starving the Confederacy, the battle proved a decisive turning point of the war, marking as it did the end of southern hopes of re-establishing links with the outside world.
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 Virginia Battle Reenactments 2006: Virginia Is For Lovers
March 3-4 - Newport News - Hampton Roads - World War I Reenactment at the Virginia War Museum features the Great War Association re-creating the horrow that was World War I. Soldiers present demonstrations and perform battle scenarios as they would have happened on the Western Front in 1918.
July 15-16 - Williamsburg - Hampton Roads - Battle of Green Spring 225th Anniversary commemorates the battle between American and British armies, which was the last major battle of the Virginia Campaign prior to the Siege of Yorktown.
The largest battle in Virginia was fought in Saltivlle and its aftermath has been written as "the worst atrocity of the Civil War." Walk the well-preserved earthen fortifications and trenches, and watch the annual battle reenactments.
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 Hampton Roads - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hampton Roads is the name of both a body of water and the land areas which surround it in southeastern Virginia in the USA.
For statisical purposes, officially known as the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA, the Hampton Roads area has a population of about 1.6 million and is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the southeastern USA between the District of Columbia and Atlanta.
Hampton Roads is also a chief rendezvous of the US Navy.
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 135ANNIV--CSS Virginia Home Page
I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the 135th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Hampton Roads in Portsmouth, where the burnt hull of the USS Merrimack was transformed into the ironclad CSS Virginia.
Joseph M. Judge, Curator of Hampton Roads Naval Museum, spoke about the USS Cumberland and the USS Congress.
The highlight of the reenactment was the mock battle of the ironclads by one-fifth-sized replicas of the Virginia and the Monitor.
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 Civil War Battle of Hampton Roads, Merrimac vs. Monitor, silver souvenir spoon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Battle of Hampton Roads, VA This sterling silver souvenir spoon commemorates the first battle in the world between ironclad warships in 1862.
The encounter was a one-day episode in a larger battle intended to break the Union blockade of Virginia ports.
The Merrimac (CSS Alabama) was a heavily armed and armored gunship that had been prepared for the sortie to the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.
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 Battle Summary: Hampton Roads, VA
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Description: On March 8, 1862, from her berth at Norfolk, the Confederate ironclad Virginia steamed into Hampton Roads where she sank Cumberland and ran Congress aground.
On March 9, the Union ironclad Monitor having fortuitously arrived to do battle, initiated the first engagement of ironclads in history.
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None of them developed the legend like the battle between the Union's Monitor, parts of which were built in Troy, and the Virginia, also known as the Merrimac.
The results of the first day's fighting at Hampton Roads proved the superiority of iron over wood, but on the next day it was to be iron vs iron as the U.S.S. Monitor arrived on the scene.
During the night of the battle at Hampton Roads, ironworkers who helped make the plates for the Monitor marched by torch light to downtown Troy in celebration.
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 Hampton Roads Events in March 2006 - Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Williamsburg
Hampton Roads Events in March 2006 - Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Williamsburg
Festivals, parades, exhibitions, sports and more in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Williamsburg and the rest of Hampton Roads.
On March 9, 1862, Hampton Roads harbor was the site of the first battle between ironclad ships.
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 Battle of Hampton Roads Learn More @ National Geographic Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
It was this ship that was scuttled by the Union at the outbreak of the Civil War, then raised and rebuilt as an ironclad by the Confederacy.
Created by the great-grandson of the Virginia's captain, Catesby Jones, this excellent website brings together many original sources on the C.S.S. Virginia and the Battle of Hampton Roads, from transcriptions of reports by crewmen to ship and battle images and contemporaneous newspaper reports.
Hampton Roads 1862: First Clash of the Ironclads.
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 Battery B, 4th U.S. Light Artillery - Civil War Battle Information
The Battle of Fredericksburg - December 11-13, 1862
The Battle of Chattanooga (Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge) - November 23-25, 1863
The Battle of Cedar Creek (or Bell Grove and the end of the Valley Campaign of 1864) - October 19, 1864
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 Events in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Williamsburg and the rest of Hampton Roads
There are so many concerts in Hampton Roads that we put them on their own pages.
The Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend at the Mariners' Museum, Doc Serverinsen's Big Band at the Ferguson Center, and women's history in Colonial Williamsburg.
Battle of Hampton Roads weekend, the Virginia Beach Shamrock Marathon, Doo Dah Parade, and St Patrick's Day celebrations.
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 Hampton Roads
The Story of the C.S.S. Virginia The story of the battle from the Confederate viewpoint as it appeared in the Southern Historical Society Papers.
More books on Hampton Roads can be found at Barnes & Noble.
Memorabilia related to Hampton Roads is at auction on eBay.
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Historic naval battle of the Civil War fought on March 9, 1862, between a Union ship, the Monitor, and a Confederate ship, the Virginia (also known as Merrimack).
Both vessels had been covered in iron; the battle was the first conflict between ironclad warships.
The battle at Hampton Roads is thus generally considered a draw.
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 The Monitor and the Merrimack: Battle of Hampton Roads   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Battle of Hampton roads was a historic naval battle which changed the way people thought about naval combat and strategy forever.
The Merrimack, a former Union steam freighter, was raised in the Norfolk Naval Yards by the confederates after it had been sunk, and was refitted as an ironclad and renamed the Virginia.
When the Monitor returned to resume the battle and saw the Virginia sailing away, they thought that the Virginia had given up and they had won.
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And the weather was almost identical, said Marion ``Hank'' Morris, the man who headed the weekend commemoration of 135th anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads.
The mock battle of the ironclads was staged by scale replicas in an inlet off the Elizabeth River between City Hall and the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.
One of the brothers was aboard the USS Congress, which ran aground in Hampton Roads while trying to get away from the Virginia on March 8, the day before Catesby Jones took command of the Confederate ironclad.
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