Statistics for occurrence #1 of “North Carolina” in chapter 12 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
Appearance of the Merrimac.
destruction of the Congress and Cumberland.
arrival of the Monitor.
While the Federal arms were so successful in the sounds of North Carolina , a great disaster overtook the Federal cause in Hampton Roads, filling the country with dismay, and even bringing many of the Union people to doubt the success of the cause for which they had labored...
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