Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Nansemond River” in chapter 84, page 273 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4.:
...ess fight, but the determination to make it as desperate as possible.
The Merrimac kept straight on, making, according to the best estimates, about eight miles an hour.
As she passed the mouth of Nansemond River , the Congress threw the first shot at her, which was immediately answered.
The Merrimac passed the Congress, discharging a broadside at her, (one shell from which killed and disabled every man exce...
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