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The CSS Virginia (ex-USS Merrimack (erroneously USS Merrimac)) battled the USS Monitor at Hampton Roads on March 9, 1862. This Civil War battle of the ironclads is sometimes called the "Battle between the Monitor and Merrimac", "Monitor-Merrimac Battle", "Battle of the Ironclads", or "Battle of Hampton Roads". This was one of the most famous naval battles of the American Civil War. Franklin Buchanan commanded the CSS Virginia on the previous day, but was injured the day before when the CSS Virginia sunk the USS Cumberland and destroyed the USS Congress. Catesby ap Roger Jones was in command against the USS Monitor, commanded by John Worden. The destruction of two of the most powerful ships in the Union Navy was one of the high points for the Confederate States Navy.