Ifolk

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Portsmouth

Our vessel, The Virginia, has invented a new way of destroying the blockade. Instead of raising it she sinks it or I believe she is good at both, for the one she burned was raised to a pretty considerable height when the magazine exploded."

A Confederate soldier reporting on the destruction of the Cumberland and Congress.

stack of the Virginia bears the scars caused by the battery-fire at Roads (right).

Fori Monroe

CSS St. Lawrence

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