Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Hampton Roads” in chapter 12 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...ough the South there were scenes of rejoicing; bonfires blazed on the hill tops, and everywhere the Confederates expected
that the next news would be the total destruction of the Federal fleet at Hampton Roads , and the advance of the Merrimac to Washington.
As a result of their victory the Southern people saw an abandonment of the advance on Richmond, the capture of Washington, the laying of the seaboa...
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