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The Resource "Our Little Monitor" : the greatest invention of the Civil War, Anna Gibson Holloway and Jonathan W. White

"Our Little Monitor" : the greatest invention of the Civil War, Anna Gibson Holloway and Jonathan W. White

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"Our Little Monitor" : the greatest invention of the Civil War
Title
"Our Little Monitor"
Title remainder
the greatest invention of the Civil War
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Anna Gibson Holloway and Jonathan W. White
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Language
eng
Summary
On March 9, 1862, the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia met in the Battle of Hampton Roads--the first time ironclad vessels would engage each other in combat. For four hours the two ships pummeled one another as thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers and civilians watched from the shorelines. Although the battle ended in a draw, this engagement would change the nature of naval warfare by informing both vessel design and battle tactics. The "wooden walls" of navies around the world suddenly appeared far more vulnerable, and many political and military leaders initiated or accelerated their own ironclad-building programs. Americans did not initially have much faith in the Monitor. Few believed that this strange little vessel could hold her own against the formidable Confederate ironclad Virginia, which had been built on the bones of the scuttled USS Merrimack in Portsmouth, Virginia. The Virginia, seemingly relentless and unstoppable, had ravaged the U.S. Navy in Hampton Roads on March 8, just before the Monitor arrived. Yet the following day, the "cheesebox on a raft" proved her Union mettle, becoming a national hero in her own right. For the remainder of the Civil War the Union Navy used dozens of monitor-style vessels on inland waters as well as at sea. But there would always be only on Monitor, and she became affectionately known to many throughout the nation as "Our Little Monitor." Her loss off Cape Hatteras on December 31, 1862, was mourned as keenly in the press as the loss of 16 of her men that night. Using the latest archaeological finds from the USS Monitor Center in Newport News, Virginia, as well as untapped archival material, Anna Gibson Holloway and Jonathan W. White bring "Our Little Monitor" to life once more in this beautifully illustrated volume. In addition to telling her story from conception in 1861 to sinking in 1862, as well as her recent recovery and ongoing restoration, they explain ow fighting in this new "machine" changed the experience of her crew and reveal how the Monitor became "the pet of the people'--a vessel celebrated in prints, tokens, and household bric-a-brac; a marketing tool; and a prominent feature in parades, Sanitary Fairs, and politics. -- Inside jacket flaps
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Holloway, Anna Gibson,
Dewey number
973.7/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E595.M7
LC item number
H65 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1979-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
White, Jonathan W.
Series statement
Civil War in the North
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monitor (Ironclad)
  • Virginia (Ironclad)
  • Hampton Roads, Battle of, Va., 1862
  • United States
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"Our Little Monitor" : the greatest invention of the Civil War, Anna Gibson Holloway and Jonathan W. White
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The Monitor in history and memory -- The Origins of the CSS Virginia -- "The Navy Department Will Receive Offers . . ." -- Building the Monitor -- The Battles of Hampton Roads -- "The Pet of the People": The Monitor in Popular Culture -- Aftermath of Battle -- "The Monitor Is No More" -- Discovery and Recovery -- A Documentary Record of the USS Monitor -- The U.S. Gun Boat Currituck Escorts the Monitor to Hampton Roads, March 3-9, 1862 -- Firsthand Accounts of the Battle of Hampton Roads, March 8-10, 1862 -- President Lincoln's Mailbag, March 10-17, 1862 -- An Engineer's View from the Monitor, May 14-June 30, 1862 -- Repairing the Monitor: News Reports from October and November 1862 -- Two Surgeons Observe the Monitor's Final Moments: December 30, 1862, to January 11, 1863 -- Appendix: Specifications of the Merrimack and Virginia Before and After Conversion
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xix, 283 pages
Isbn
9781606353141
Lccn
2016054989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn965617538
  • (OCoLC)965617538
  • 2490340
Label
"Our Little Monitor" : the greatest invention of the Civil War, Anna Gibson Holloway and Jonathan W. White
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Monitor in history and memory -- The Origins of the CSS Virginia -- "The Navy Department Will Receive Offers . . ." -- Building the Monitor -- The Battles of Hampton Roads -- "The Pet of the People": The Monitor in Popular Culture -- Aftermath of Battle -- "The Monitor Is No More" -- Discovery and Recovery -- A Documentary Record of the USS Monitor -- The U.S. Gun Boat Currituck Escorts the Monitor to Hampton Roads, March 3-9, 1862 -- Firsthand Accounts of the Battle of Hampton Roads, March 8-10, 1862 -- President Lincoln's Mailbag, March 10-17, 1862 -- An Engineer's View from the Monitor, May 14-June 30, 1862 -- Repairing the Monitor: News Reports from October and November 1862 -- Two Surgeons Observe the Monitor's Final Moments: December 30, 1862, to January 11, 1863 -- Appendix: Specifications of the Merrimack and Virginia Before and After Conversion
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xix, 283 pages
Isbn
9781606353141
Lccn
2016054989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn965617538
  • (OCoLC)965617538
  • 2490340

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