By Dan Abnett
On March nine, 1862, the realm observed the 1st conflict among ironclad warships; a conflict which might switch the face of naval battle without end. The struggle happened within the Mississippi River, Virginia, among the newly-developed accomplice ironclad CSS Merrimac - formally the CSS Virginia - and the Union's counterpart USS video display. The four-hour duel that ensued was once finally a stalemate, yet crucially, regardless of their most sensible efforts, the Confederacy had failed back to wreck the Northern blockade of the Southern ports. This cartoon narrative illustrates the most innovative naval battles in international background and transports the reader to the cramped and unsafe stipulations that the sailors confronted for the 1st time. for additional info, please stopover at www.graphichistories.com
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