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The Virginia's great fight on water. From the Times-dispatch, December 23, 1906, and January 9, 1907. Her last challenge and why she was destroyed. Extracts from the account prepared and published by Mr. Joseph G. Fiveash, of Norfolk, Va., of the career of the Confederate gunboat Virginia, or Merrimac, the first iron-clad warship the world has ever known. The operations of General Burnside in North Carolina, in the rear of Norfolk, and the transfer of General McClellan's army from
me has arrived when her true history should be known to all the people instead of to a portion only, as at present.
The War Records, which have been so freely used in the preparation of this article, afford the material for such a history.
Mr. Fiveash says:
The work of transforming the Merrimac into an ironclad was all performed while the vessel was in the dry dock, and when the time came to let water into the dock and float her, by direction of the Confederate Secretary of the Navy, Mr.