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First Battle of Ironclads W-84 | Marker History

First Battle of Ironclads Marker, W-84

In Hampton Roads, southward and a mile or two offshore, the Virginia (Merrimac) and the Monitor fought their engagement, March 9, 1862. The day before the Virginia destroyed the Cumberland and Congress, wooden ships of Union Navy.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1938
Region: Tidewater Region
Geographic Location: Hampton
Physical Description of Location: Hampton, VA 23651. Located on Chesapeake Avenue, less than 1/5 of a mile west of the junction of Chesapeake Avenue and Lasalle Avenue. Marker is on the left when traveling west on Chesapeake Avenue.
GPS Location: 37.002527,-76.36108
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