Monitor Boys: The Crew of Union's First Ironclad

Monitor Boys: The Crew of Union's First Ironclad

by John V. Quarstein



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596294554
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 03/15/2011
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

John V. Quarstein is an award-winning historian, preservationist, lecturer and author. He served as director of the Virginia War Museum for over thirty years and, after retirement, continues to work as a historian for the city of Newport News. He is in demand as a speaker throughout the nation. Quarstein is the author of fourteen books and has produced, narrated and written six PBS documentaries, including the Civil War in Hampton Roads series, which was awarded a 2007 Silver Telly. Besides his lifelong interest in Tidewater Virginia history, Quarstein is an avid duck hunter and decoy collector. He lives on Old Point Comfort in Hampton, Virginia, and on his family's Eastern Shore farm near Chestertown, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Foreword Anna Holloway 7

Preface 9

Acknowledgments 11

1 Technology Is King 15

2 Concept to Construction 23

3 Into Service 33

4 A Day Late 55

5 Showdown in Hampton Roads 71

6 Under a Glass 89

7 The Great Monster Merrimack Is No More 111

8 The Monitor Was Astonished 123

9 Long, Hot Summer 137

10 Respite and Refit 155

ll Hatteras 167

12 Aftermath 179

Appendix I USS Monitor Chronology 205

Appendix II USS Monitor Statistics and Dimensions 257

Appendix III USS Monitor Casualties 259

Appendix IV USS Monitor Officers' Assignment Dates 261

Appendix V USS Monitor Officers' and Crew Biographies 263

Appendix VI USS Monitor Purported Crew Members 299

Notes 303

Bibliography 323

Index 333

About the Author 351

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