Local Lit: The Battle of the Ironclads

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Time now for some Local Lit!

This week’s title is “The Battle of the Ironclads” by John V. Quarstein, director of the USS Monitor Center and Foundation.

It’s all about the dramatic naval battle during the American Civil War between the CSS Virginia and the USS Monitor that happened on March 8th and 9th, 1862 and right in the Hampton Roads Harbor.

The book is full of photos, sketches, paintings and engravings and offers a unique look at an event that forever changed naval warfare.

The Battle of the Ironclads by John V. Quarstein is published by Arcadia Publishing and is available through most online booksellers and at ArcadiaPublishing.com.

You can also learn more about this thrilling battle at The Battle of Hampton Roads weekend this Saturday & Sunday at The Mariners’ Museum in Newport News.

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