Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Hampton Roads” in chapter 32 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...nchor off Fortress Monroe. It would have saved the government a shock which it did not recover from for some time, and the Northern people from the mortification of knowing that our entire fleet at Hampton Roads had been beaten by one Confederate vessel in the first naval encounter of the war. With all this, the lesson learned was a useful one. It opened the eyes of Congress to the necessity of making ...

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Hampton Roads (Virginia, United States) 2,301 158 35 0 0 user votes

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