Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Fortress Monroe” in chapter 12 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
... latter went to quarters, the drum sounding more like a funeral knell than a summons to triumphant battle, but, contrary to expectation, the Merrimac passed the frigate and Monitor and headed towards Fortress Monroe .
At the Rip Raps she turned into the main channel by which the Minnesota had gone up and again rapidly approached the latter.
When the Merrimac was within the distance of a mile, the Minnesota...
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