Ironclad CSS Virginia scuttled 150 years ago today (1862)


Video: May 11, 1862 (at 18:37)

(Sunday, May 11, 1862, during the American Civil War) — The ironclad CSS Virginia (built from the remnants of the USS Merrimack), which confronted the Union ironclad USS Monitor in a spectacular stand-off on Mar. 9, 1862, was was scuttled by its crew off today near Craney Island to prevent it from falling into Union hands.

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