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The Struggle for Tactical Advantage

Confederates and Federals are both reluctant to commit significant forces.

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Duel of the Ironclads

The first battle of ironclad ships takes place in Hampton Roads with the Monitor and Virginia fighting to a draw.

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Launching of the U.S.S. Monitor

In January 1862, legendary ship designer John Ericsson completes construction on the U.S.S. Monitor, the U.S. Navy’s first ironclad warship.

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The Telegraph Comes to the Civil War

The beginning of the Civil War coincided with the emergence of a new technology that would revolutionized communications both in civilian life and on the battlefield.

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