Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

March 8, 1862: The USS Monitor Arrives At Night

MARCH 8TH, 1862:  The USS Monitor, Lt. Worden, arrived in Hampton Roads at night.  The stage was set for the dramatic battle with the CSS Virginia the following day.

"Upon the untried endurances of the new Monitor and her timely arrival," observed Captain Dahlgren, "did depend the tide of events..."

--Old B-Runner

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