Anniversary of Historic Naval Battle (Photo)

March 10, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
Epoch Times Photo
'The Monitor and Merrimac: The First Fight Between Ironclads,' a chromolithograph depicting the Battle of Hampton Roads. The second day of the naval battle—arguably the most important of the Civil War—occurred 150 years ago today. The battle signified the end for wooden warships, which proved no match for the metal exteriors of the new Ironclads. (Library of Congress/Public Domain)