When possible, I'm including a hyperlink to some library listing the book. For some books, I will list the libraries where I've seen it in their catalogues. See the bottom of the page for abbreviations. (I don't necessarily mark all books below in all the libraries below.)
Indicates a link to the Historical Documents (eyewitnesses) pages.
Abbott, John Stevens Cabot The History of the Civil War in America;
comprising a full and impartial account of the origin and progress of the rebellion, of the various naval and military engagements, of the heroic deeds performed by armies and individuals, and of touching scenes in the field, the camp, the hospital, and the cabin.
H.Bill, New York. 2 Vols. 1864-66. Vol 1, Chapter XIV: "The Merrimac and Monitor" pp. 336-352. The destruction of the Gosport Navy Yard by the Union is described on pages 100-103. (Online copy at the Making of America at UMich)
The errors are rampant in this article, both in what the author assumed and what he should have known.
Abbott, Willis J. Blue Jackets of '61 A History of the Navy in the War of Seccession Dodd, Mead, and Company. New York. 1886. 319pp.
Chapter IX (pp 129-154) is about the Virginia and the Monitor. (Copy at MT)
N. Le Monitor et le
Paris C. Janera. 1862. 39 (I) pp. Plate.
Amadon, George F. Rise of the
Pictorial Histories Publishing Company. Missoula, Montana.
Although this is a pictorial book, it has lots of
detail and is well documented. It includes most every relevant
picture or drawing related to the Ironclads. (75 pages) (Copy at
Account of the reception given by the citizens of New York to the
survivors of the officers and crews of the U.S. frigates
"Cumberland" and "Congress."...
Apl. 10th, 1862. New York. J.A. Gray & Grim, prs.
 38pp. Plate.
Also in Moore, Frank. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events. Vol. 4. Jan 62 - May 62. pp 465-468. New York: G.P. Putnam, 1862.
Bern. By Sea and by River; The Naval
History of the Civil War.
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. New York. 1962. Reprinted by Da Capo Press,
New York, 1989. 303pp.
(Copy at MT)
Atlantic Monthly "General McClellan" Vol. 59, Issue 354, pp. 546-559. Atlantic Monthly Co., Boston. April 1887.
The critique of McClellan's Own Story discusses the effects of the Virginia on the Peninsula Campaign.
Edward East The Mystery of the
Dana Printing Company, Muskegon, Michigan, 1959. 54p
Excellent exposition on the usage of "Merrimack"
versus "Merrimac". (Copy at LoV, HRNM, VMI,
NPL, UVA, UI-Urbana, MT)
This book has been reprinted and is available from the Mariners' Museum.
Bathe, Greville. Ship of
Destiny: A record of the US Steam Frigate Merrimac, 1855-1862.
With an appendix on the development of the U.S. naval cannon from
St. Augustine, FL. 1951. 82pp (Copy at
James Phinney. The Introduction of the Ironclad
Warship. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 1933. 398 pp. (Reprinted 1966(?), 1968 by Archon) (Reprinted by the Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD. as part of the Classics of Naval Literature series, 2001) (Copy at LAPL, 2001 copy at MT)
Bearss, Ed . River of Lost
H.E. Howard, Inc. Lynchburg, Virginia. 1995. 202pp
(Copy at VMI,
MT) About the James River. Excellent description of the battle of Drewry's Bluff.
Beatty, Patricia, and
Phillip Robbins. Eben Tyne,
New York : Morrow Junior Books, 1990. 227 pp.
A thirteen-year-old powdermonkey in the
Confederate navy joins the crew of the ironclad Merrimack in a
mission to break the Union blockade of Norfolk harbor. (Copy at
Beers, Henry Putney Guide to the Archives of the Government of the Confederate States of America The National Archives and Records Service. General Services Administration. Washington. 1968 536pp. (Copy at MT)
Beers, Henry Putney The Confederacy. A Guide to the
Archives of the Government of the Confederate States of
Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records
Reprint from 1986 with a new title of the 1968 version. A guide to the information in the archives, with some pointers to information elsewhere. Very detailed. Highly recommended! However the book is wrong in that there is no card index to record group 45 for the time of the Civil War. (1998 Copy at MT)
Marion The Monitor and the Navy Under
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1900. 369 pp. (Copy at
Mark. The Crewmen of the USS
Monitor: A Biographical Directory
Dept. of Cultural Resources, Raleigh, N.C. 1982. 76pp.
In the U.S.S. Monitor National Marine Sanctuary
Historical report series ; vol. 2, no.1, Sponsored by National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Department
of Commerce. (Copy at UI-Urbana, UW-Madison)
Beschke, William Memorial to the Congress,
government and people of the United States
: concerning several great inventions of national importance, and
the infringements of a United States patent in building ironclad
vessels and iron turrets.
Submitted in January, 1865 . Philadelphia.1865. 53pp.
Microfiche. Louisville [Ky.] : Lost Cause Press, 1968, 3
microfiches. (Selected Americana from Sabin's Dictionary ... )
(Copy at Rice)
Bradford. U.S. Ironclad Monitor, with data
and references for a scale model.
Newport News, Va., Mariners' Museum, 1936.
Bradford. C.S. Ironclad Virginia, with data
and references for a scale model.
Newport News, Va., Mariners' Museum, 1937. 47pp. Museum
(Copy at LoV, VMI, NPL, WMVa, UVA)
Bradford. C.S. Ironclad Virginia and U.S.
Ironclad Monitor, with data and references for a scale
Newport News, Va., Mariners' Museum, 1978.
Bradford. C.S. Ironclad Virginia and U.S.
Newport News, Va., Mariners' Museum, 1996. 54pp
The Mariners' Museum is offering a 1996 revised edition of the 1933 & 1978 book for $10.95. (Copy at MT)
Blair, Clay. Diving for Pleasure and
With photographs by Walter Bennett. World Pub. Co.
Cleveland, OH. 1960. 348pp.
Black, Wallace B. Blockade-Runners and
Ironclads: Naval Action in the Civil War.
F. Watts. New York. 1997
Bowen, John. The History and Battlefields of
the Civil War
Edison, N. J.: Quarto Publishing Co. (Wellfleet Press), 1991. 351
B. The History of the Navy During
New York: Appleton, 1867-68. 2 vols.
Bradford, Ned (Editor). Battles and Leaders of the Civil War.
Meridian (Penguin Books USA), New York. 1989. 626pp
Originally published in 1956, this book reprints the words of the participants of the Civil War. It contains articles by Lt. Wood of the Virginia and Lt. Greene of the Monitor. This is just a subset of the works in the full Battles and Leaders of the Civil War published in 1887-1888. (see Johnson below) (Electronic copy at eHistory. Copy at MT)
Dale. President Lincoln's Campaign
Against the Merrimac.
Springfield, Ill. 1958. "Reprinted from the Journal of the
Illinois State Historical Society, Spring 1958, vol. LI, no. 1."
(Copy at NPL, WMVa)
Brent, Martha Buxton
Notations by E. Griffith Dodson.
Wakefield, Va., 1934. 54pp (Copy at
A relative of John L. Porter, the constructor of
"Ironclad at Hampton
in The Virginia Calvalcade, Winter 1984.
Brock, R. A. (Robert
Alonzo) [editor]. Gen. Robert Edward Lee; Soldier,
Citizen, and Christian Patriot .
Richmond, Va., B. F. Johnson publishing co. 1897. 586 pp.
In appendix: 'The services of the "Virginia"
("Merrimac"),' by C. A. R. Jones (Copy at LoV, UVA, Wayne,
Brooke, George M.,
Jr. Ironclads and Big Guns of the Confederacy The Journal and Letters of John M. Brooke. University of South Carolina Press. Columbia, South Carolina. 2002. 257pp. (Copy at MT)
Brooke, George M.,
Jr. John M. Brooke; Naval Scientist
University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1980. 372pp. (Copy at MT)
Brooke, St. George
Tucker. "The Merrimac-Monitor
Battle." Transallegheny Historical Magazine. Vol. 2, no. 1 (Oct.
1902), pp 30-42.
(Copy at UVA. Also in the papers of Harold Nan B.
Buel. Captain John Ericsson, Father of
Vanguard, 1960. 255 p. (Copy at Houston Public
C. The Story of the Monitor and the
in Maryland addresses and papers. New Haven(?), 1924(?).
12pp. (Copy at Mich. State Univ., UI-Urbana,
Bushnell, C. S.
(Cornelius Scranton) The Story of the Monitor, The
Original United States Warship Monitor.
New Haven, 1899. See William Wells,
Wingfield. Norfolk Naval Shipyard,
A Brief History.
Public Information Office. Portsmouth, Va. 1959. 28p.
Ships built, together with some notable vessels
rebuilt, converted or completed by the Norfolk Naval
Banister. "My First Cruise at Sea and the Loss
of the Ironclad Monitor".
Personal narratives of the Battles of the Rebellion, being
papers read before the Rhode Island Soldiers and Sailors
Historical Society ; no. 4. Providence, S.S. Rider, 1878. 23pp.(Electronic copy)
Banister. "The Monitor and the
Personal narratives of events in the War of the Rebellion,
being papers read before the Rhode Island Soldiers and Sailors
Historical Society ; fourth series, no. 6.
Providence, The Society, 1890. 51 p. (Copy at Duke, Electronic copy)
Includes a list of officers and seaman of the
Campbell, Mrs. A.
"The First Fight of
Confederate Veteran V XXIX, 1921. pp 290-291.
R. Thomas. Gray Thunder: Exploits of the
Confederate States Navy. Burd Street Press, Shippensburg, PA, 1996. 212pp
He presents a compelling story in the two chapters on the Virginia. See his other volumes in this series. (Copy at MT)
Campbell, R. Thomas and Alan R. Flanders. Confederate Phoenix: The CSS Virginia.
Burd Street Press, Shippensburg, PA, 2001. 272pp
(Copy at MT)
Canfield, Eugene B. Civil War Naval Ordnance Naval History Division, Navy Department. 1969. 24pp
Contains drawings and gun statistics, including
some ranges. (Copy at MT)
Donald L. The Old Steam Navy. Volume Two.
The Ironclads, 1842-1885.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 1993;4to, xvi, 167 pp.
Cannon, Le Grand
Bouton. Recollections of the Iron Clads,
Monitor and Merrimack and Incidents of the
Burlington, VT: Free Press Steam Book and Job Printing House,
1875. 10 pp. (Copy at UVA)
Carter, Alden R. Battle of the Ironclads : The
Monitor and the Merrimack.
New York : F. Watts, 1993. A First Book series.
Children's book. (Copy at NPL)
Catton, Bruce. The Civil
The American Heritage Library. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1988.
Chase, Salmon P. Letter to General Burnside, May
Salmon Portland Chase collection.
Letter describes the taking of Norfolk and the
scuttling of the Merrimack.
Church, William Conant. The Life of John Ericsson.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1891.
naval de Hampton-Roads (Etats-Unis) 8 et 9 mars,
Paris. Challamel sine. 1862. 14pp. Plate.
Confederate States of
America. Proceedings of a naval general
court-martial, in the case of Captain Josiah
Richmond. Macfarlane & Fergusson, prs. 1862. (7) 90 (I) pp.
(Copy at Rice, MT)
Confederate States of America. Congress Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America. 1861-1865.
Washington: G. P. O., 1904-1905. 7v. Online copy (searchable) at the Library of Congress.
Confederate States of
America. Congress. House of Representatives. A bill to distribute bounty,
granted as a reward to the officers and men serving on board of
the Virginia, Patrick Henry, Jamestown, Raleigh, Beaufort and
Teazer, for their gallantry and courage in the naval engagement
with the enemy's vessels in Hampton Roads, on the 8th and 9th of
Richmond. April 8,1863. Filmed from the holdings of the
Boston Athenaeum. Microfilm. New Haven, Conn. : Research
Publications, . On reel 6 of 143 microfilm reels ;
35 mm. (Confederate imprints, 1861-1865 ; reel 6, no. 325). 2pp.
(Copy at Rice, MT)
Confederate States of
America. Congress. Senate. A bill making an appropriation
for the erection of additional buildings at Drewry's Bluff for the
accommodation of acting midshipmen.
Richmond, 1864. Senate, no. 144. Senate, December 17, 1864
(Copy at LoV)
Congdon, Don, Ed. Combat: The Civil
New Jersey: The Blue and Grey Press, 1967. 564 pp.
(Copy at VMI)
Coski, John M. Capital Navy; The Men, Ships and
Operations of the James River Squadron.
Savas Woodbury Publishes, Campbell, CA. 1996. 344pp.
(Copy at MT)
Cracknell, W.H. United States Navy Monitors of
the Civil War. Warship Profile 36
Crockett, Albert S.,
editor "Aboard the U.S.S.
[Louis N. Stodder] Civil War Times Illustrated,
January 1963, pp 31-36.
Curtis, Alice Turner A Yankee Girl at Hampton Roads
Penn Publishing Co., Pennsylvania. 1927. 2213pp. (Copy at Athenaeum)
Curtis, Richard. History of the Famous Battle
Between the Iron-Clad Merrimac, C.S.S., and the Iron-Clad Monitor
and the Cumberland and Congress of the U.S.
Navy, March the 8th and 9th, 1862, as Seen by a Man at the
Norfolk, Va.: S. S. Turner and Sons, 1907.
17 pages of his account of the battle. Interesting descriptions from his viewpoint at a bow gun. (Copy at MoC, LoV.)
Cussler, Clive The Sea Hunters New York : Simon & Schuster, 1996. 364 pp.
Also published by Pocket Books, NY, in 1997. Part 3 has a fictionalized account of the batttle in Chapter 1 and then discuses the wrecks and artifacts in Chapters 3 and 4. (Copy at MT)
in Confederate Veteran V. XXXI, 1923. pp 394, 398.
Advertiser. Daily Advertiser Extra!
: Sunday, May 11 - 1 p.m. : capture of Norfolk, Portsmouth, and
the navy yards ... : later the Merrimack destroyed ... : latest
2:30 p.m. flight of the rebels toward Richmond ...
Broadside. May 11, 1862. (Copy at
Daly, Robert Welter. How the Merrimac
Thomas Y. Crowell Company. New York. 1957. 211pp
(Copy at LoV, VMI,
NPL, VPI, UVA, NCSU,
L. "Our Navy's Worst Headache: The
USNIP 88, March 1962, pp. 130-32.
Associates. U.S.S. Monitor Preliminary
Recovery Study: Preliminary Engineering
North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Underwater
Archaeology Branch. Kure Beach, N.C. 1981. 60pp.
William C. Duel Between the First
Louisiana State University Press. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (and by
Doubleday. Garden City, NJ) 1975. 201pp. Also reprinted as a
paperback in 1981, 1994 (Stackpole Books. Mechanicsburg, PA).
Excellently researched book with detailed
information about the sources. (Copy at LoV, NCSU. MT; 1981, 1994 copies at MT)
Dawson, Francis W. Reminiscences of Confederate Service; 1861-1865.
Bell I Wiley, editor. Louisiana State University Press. Baton Rouge, Lousiana. 1980. 214pp. Originally published by The News and Courier Book Presses, Charleston, S.C., 1882.
Although Dawson became a CSA Captain, he began the war in the Navy. In Chapter VIII he covers the April trip of the Virginia and the preparations to take the Monitor while he was on the Beaufort. (Copy at MT)
Tertius. Monitor: The Story of the
Revolutionary Ship and the Man whose Invention Changed the Course
Walker. New York, 1997. 247pp. (Copy at MT)
Delfs, Rainer. Monitor und Merrimac
: das erste Gefecht zwischen gepanzerten Kriegsschiffen bei
Hampton Roads am 8. und 9. Marz 1862
Verlag fur Amerikanistik, Wyk auf Fohr, West-Germany : 1991. 64pp.
(Copy at UW-Madison)
Delgado, James P. "A Symbol of American
Ingenuity" Assessing the Significance of U.S.S. Monitor Historical Context Study for the Civil War Ironclad Warship
National Park Service. Washington, D.C. 1988. 58pp.
Devens, Richard Miller Our First Century:
being a popular descriptive portraiture of the one hundred great and memorable events of perpetual interest in the history of our country, political, military, mechanical, social, scientific and commercial: embracing also delineations of all the great historic characters celebrated in the annals of the republic: men of heroism, statesmanship, genius, oratory, adventure and philanthropy. C. A. Nichols & Co., Springfield, Mass. 1876. 1007pp.
Chapter XCII: "Extraordinary Combat Between the Iron-Clads Merrimac and Monitor, in Hampton Roads.--1862." pp 789-797 (Online copy at Making of America at UMich)
This article appears to have been written entirely from third- or fourth-hand accounts as it is inexcusably full of inaccuracies. There are some interesting "facts" but one cannot accept them as factual amongst the errors.
Ditzel, Paul C. Quantrill, the Civil War's
Wildest Killer : and Other True Adventure Stories of the Civil War
FBH Publishers, New Albany, IN : 1991. 111pp
True adventure stories from the Civil War series.
Chapter: "An inside look at the Monitor and the Merrimac" (Copy at
(pseudonym of Arthur Durham Divine). Thunder on the
New York, Macmillan, 1961. 399 pp. (Copy at LoV,
Donald, David, editor Inside Lincoln's Cabinet The Civil War Diaries of Salmon P. Chase
Longmans, Green and Co., New York. 1954. 341pp.
Chapter 2 (pp 74-86) contain letters about the events of early May leading to the capture of Norfolk and the destruction of the Virginia
. (Copy at MT)
W. The History of the Confederate
States Marine Corps
1976. Published by the Author, Washington, D.C.
(Copy at HRNM)
Illustrated by Frank Kramer. A Wonderful World Book.
Barnes. New York. 1961. 125pp.
Robert. Ironclads of the Civil
American Heritage Junior Library.
New York, American Heritage Pub. Co. 1964. 153pp.
(Copy at NPL, VPI, UVA)
Dorr, Ebenezer P. A Brief Sketch of the First
Monitor and its Inventor: a paper read before the Buffalo historical society, January 5,
Matthews & Warren, Buffalo, 1874. 52pp. (Copy
at Mich. State Univ., UW-Madison)
Draper, John William, MD, LLD History of the American Civil War
Harper & Bros., New York. 3 Vol. 1867-1870.
Vol. II, Chapter LVI: "The Battle of the Iron Ships". pp 418-426. Inaccurate details of the battle. Does list ordnance expended by Minnesota and Monitor. Online copy at the Making of America at the Univ. of Michigan.
Dudley, William S. Going South: U.S. Navy Officer
Resignations & Dismissals on the Eve of the Civil
Naval Historical Foundation Publication, Series 2, No. 27.
Washington: Naval Historical Foundation, 1981. 55 pp.
Joseph T., S.J. Confederate Navy Chief: Stephen
R. Mallory. Classics in Maritime History series. University of South Carolina Press. South Carolina. 1987. Originally copyright 1954 by the University of North Carolina Press. 446pp. (1987 Copy at MT)
Duyckinck, Evert Augustus National History of the War for the Union, Civil, Military, and Naval Founded on official and other authentic documents Johnson, Fry and Company, New York. 3 volumes. 1861
Volume 2, Chapter LVII: "The Merrimac and Monitor, March 8th and 9th, 1862." p 296-312. Very good detail. Online copy at the Making of America, Univ. of Michigan. Yes, the copyright is listed as 1861 even though it covers events of 1862.
Otto, and Newman, Ralph. The Civil War: An American Iliad
as Told by Those Who Lived It.
(Konecky & Konecky Civil War Library) New York: Bobbs Merrill
Co., 1966. 719 pp.
Eliasson, Erik. Captain John Ericsson in New
John Ericsson Society, New York. 1988. 104pp.
(Copy at UMinn, UW-Madison)
Ericsson, John. Contributions to the Centennial
The Nation: New York. 1876. 577pp. (Copy at UMinn,
Evans, Gen. Clement A. Confederate Military History New York, Thomas Yoseloff. 1899.. Reprinted by A. S. Barnes and Co., Inc. 1962. (Copy at WMVa)
Volume XII, Chapter VI, written by Captain William Harwar Parker, covers the Hampton Roads area from March to May 1862.
K.J. "Titanic Coastal
Clash." America's Civil War. 2, May 1989. pp. 34-40.
Gardner. Virginia-(Merrimac) Monitor
Engagement and a Complete History of the Operations of These Two
Historic Vessels in Hampton Roads and Adjacent
Waters. C.S.S. Virginia, March 8-May 11, 1862, U.S.S. Monitor, March 9
-January 2d 1863.
Norfolk, Va., Fiveash Pub. Corp. 1907. 29 p (Copy
at LoV, NPL, Wayne, Duke. Original at UVA.)
Perhaps more in the Fiveash family, Papers,
1906-1908, Accession #38-121, Special Collections Dept.,
University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
B. The Merrimac. The Story of the
Conversion of the U.S.S. Merrimac into the Confederate Ironclad
Warship, C.S.S. Virginia.
(No publisher listed. Outgrowth of his Master's Thesis.) 1982.
Excellent detail on the construction of the
Virginia. Flanders often has
articles on the Virginia in the Virginian-Pilot. (Copy at NPL, UW-Madison, Duke, MT) (Available at PNSM)
B. John L. Porter
Naval Constructor of Destiny.
White Stone, VA: Brandylane
Publishers. 2000. 65pp.
(Copy at MT) (Available at PNSM)
Flanders, Alan B.
and Captain Neale O. Westfall, editors Memoirs of E. A. Jack
Steam Engineer, CSS
White Stone, VA: Brandylane
Publishers. 1998. 65pp.
(Copy at MT) (Available at PNSM)
Wilson. Battle Between the Merrimac and
Polkton, NC. 1914. 12pp.
Fuller, Richard F.
in Chaplain Fuller: being a life sketch of a New England clergyman and army chaplain. Boston. 1863. pp 233-245.
He was a member of the 16th Massachusetts. [Copy at MT]
Fox, Gustavus V. Confidential Correspondence of
Gustavus V. Fox, Assistant Secretary of the Navy,
Edited by Robert M. Thompson and Richard Wainwright. New York:
Naval History Society, 1918-19. 2 vols.
Franklin, S. R., Rear-Admiral Memories of a Rear-Admiral Who has Served for More than Half a Century in the Navy of the United States
Harper & Brothers Publishers. New York. 1898.
Aboard the USS Roanoke on March 8, 1862. [Copy at MT]
Frazer, Chelsea Curtis Boys' Book of Sea Fights
NY. Thomas Y. Crowell. 1920.
Peter, and Louis
G. Romano The Ironclads (the Monitor and
Independents Pub. Co., Milwaukee, 1966.
Juvenile literature. Events in American History
series. (Copy at Wayne State Univ. UW-Madison)
Sawyer. Old Plantation
New York : R.H. Russell, 1902. 183pp. (Copy at
Chapter: "A brief sketch of Mammy Joe and her
account of the sinking of the Merrimac"
Henry Letters Written
Home: While Acting as Secretary to Commodore John C. Long, Commander
of the U.S. Steam Frigate Merrimac on a Voyage to the South
American Coast and the Islands of the South Pacific, in the years
Exeter, NH. 1911. 96pp. (Copy at SMU)
William Facts Connected with the Cruise
of the United States Steam Frigate Merrimac,
commanded by R. B. Hitchcock, Commander,
Late the Flag Ship of the Pacific Squadron, During the Years 1857,
1858, 1859 & 1860.
Kelly, Hedian & Piet. Baltimore. 1960. 40pp 1976 (Copy at
Glazier, Willard, Captain Battles for the Union;
comprising descriptions of many of the most stubbornly contested battles in the war of the great rebellion, together with incidents and reminiscences of the camp, the march and the skirmish line. Embracing a record of the privations, herois deeds, and glorious triumphs of th soldiers of the republic.
Hartford, Conn., Dustin, Gilman & Co., 1875. 407pp.
Chapter VIII: "Merrimac and Monitor" pp. 80-93. Another general Civil War history that is full of errors.
Goldkuhl, Carola. Varfor drojer Monitor? :;
berattelsen om John Ericsson
Ehlins, Stockholm. 1950. 157pp. (Copy at
Greene, Jack and Allessandro Massaignani Ironclads at War The Origin and Development of the Armored Warship, 1854-1891. Combined Publishing. Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. 1998.
Some 50 pages on the ships and battle. Says according to MaClay, the grounding of the Minnesota was due to the pilot who sided with the Confederacy. Describes a circling technique by Worden. Seems to be reasonably well researched but only a few sources listed.
Greene, S. Dana. "The Fight Between the Monitor and
the Merrimac." United Service Vol 12. Apr 1885. pp. 448-54
Dana. An Eye-Witness Account of the
Battle Between the U.S.S. Monitor and the C.S.S. Virginia
(Formerly U.S.S. Merrimack) on March 9th,
Washington : Naval Historical Foundation, 1962? 6 pp. A Naval
Historical Foundation publication (Copy at WMVa. UVA)
Dana. The "Monitor" at Sea and in
G. Banta Publishing Co., Menasha, Wis. 1923. (Copy at Harvard)
Dana. "I Fired the First Gun and Thus
Commenced the Great Battle." American Heritage 8. Jun 1957. pp. 10-13 & 102-105.
Gregory, James G. The Boy's Picture Book of
James G. Gregory. 46 Walker St. New York. 1862-1864(?). 24pp.
Describes the battle between the Merrimac and
Monitor on page 16.
Guernsey, Alfred H.
and Alden, Henry M. Harper's Pictorial History of the
Civil War: Contemporary Accounts and Illustrations of the Most
Important Magazine of the Time, with 1,000 Scenes, Maps, Plans,
New York, Gramercy Books, 1866 (originally published). Random
House Edition. 836 pp. (Copy at VMI)
Gurley, E. W. The Story of our Mess and Other
Stories of the War Told by Soldiers and Sailors.
New York : John W. Lovell, 1887?. 164pp. (Copy at
Guttman, Jon "Rebel Stand at Drewry's
Bluff" America's Civil War Magazine. Leesburg, Va. Vol 10. No. 5.
(Copy at MT)
Guttman, Jon "Rebel's Stand at Drewry's Bluff" America's Civil War Magazine. Leesburg, Va. Jan. 2003.
Article on the web at America's Civil War.
Hugo. John Ericssons Monitor och
drabbningen pa Hampton Roads.
H. Geber, Stockholm :1937. 61pp (Copy at
T. A Contribution to the Bibliography
of the History of the United States Navy.
The Riverside Press, Cambridge. 1906. (Copy at
Headley, J. T. Farragut and our Naval Commanders E. B. Treat & Company. 1867. 609pp
Chapter on Worden is pp 512-522. Headley repeats the grossest of inaccurate reports of the Monitor-Virginia battle. (Online at UMich, Copy at MT).
Stan. V. Henkels
(Firm) Nuggets of American history
: An Unusual Collection of Pamphlets Relating to the Civil War,
Confederate States, Abraham Lincoln, General R.E. Lee, Monitor and
Merrimac fight, Maryland, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio,
Philadelphia, Oregon, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, etc., a copy
of Mason's "Pequot War," Boston, 1736 (1st edition) ... to be sold
Tuesday afternoon, April 20, 1915 ...
Philadelphia, PA : S.V. Henkels, 1915. 48pp. (Copy
Hertz, Emanuel. Abraham Lincoln, his Inventive
1930. 15pp (Copy at UW-Madison)
Hewitt, John H. War: A Poem, with Copious Notes, Founded on the Revolution of 1861-62, (Up to the Battles before Richmond, Inclusive). West and Johnston, Richmond, 1862. 85pp
copy at UNC-CH).
16 for description of the destruction
of the USS Merrimack and page
53 for the battle with the Cumberland,
Hill, Dina B.
(editor). Analysis and Preservation of Hull
Plate Samples from the Monitor.
The Division, Raleigh, N.C. : 1981.114pp. U.S.S. Monitor technical
report series (Copy at UW-Madison)
Stanhope. Twenty-six Historic
Ships; The Story of Certain Famous Vessels of War and of their
Successors in the Navies of the United States and of the
Confederate States of America from 1775 to 1902.
G. P. Putnam's Sons. New York and London. 1902. 515pp.
A. A. Thunder at Hampton
Prentice-Hall. Englewood Cliffs, NJ 1976 (Reprinted by De Capo
Press. New York. 1993).
Full of references but written as though it were a
Federal propaganda piece from 1862. Reports erroneous quotes as
though they were fact. (Copy at NCSU,
Holley, Alexander L. "Iron-Clad Ships and Heavy Ordnance" Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 11, Issue 63, pp. 85-95. Atlantic Monthly Co. Boston. January 1863
"The Virginia and the
in Confederate Veteran. V. XXX, 1922. p 380-382.
Evans. The First Battle of Modern Naval
Richmond, Va., The House of Dietz, 1943. 34pp.
(Copy at LoV, WMVa, UVA, UNC)
Hubinger, Bert "Can We Ever Raise the
In Civil War Times Illustrated, June, 1997 pp 38-48.
R.U. and C.C. Buel. Battles and Leaders of the Civil
The Century Co., The De Vinne Press. New York, 1887.
Later reprinted by Castle, a division of Book Sales, Inc.,
Secaucus, NJ, 1991(?).
Also, selections extracted into Battles and Leaders of the Civil
War, Selected and edited by Ned Bradford, Meridian, Penguin Group,
New York, 1989. (Copyright 1956 by Ned Bradford.)
This series was published in 1887-1888 of articles
presented in Century Magazine. The articles about the Virginia and
Monitor are in the first volume (of four), entitled "The Opening
Battles". (1887 Copy at VMI; 1991 Copy at MT. Electronic copy at eHistory)
Jones, Charles Colcock,
assisted by J.R.F. Tattnall (the Commodore's son). The Life and Services of
Commodore Josiah Tattnall.
Savannah, Ga. Morning News Steam Printing House. 1878. 255pp.
(Copy at VMI)
Jones, Robert A.
"Aftermath of an
in Civil War Times Illustrated. Vol. 1, October 1972, pp
Catesby. The Iron-Clad
in The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography..
Vol. XLIX No 4, October 1941. pp 297-303. Virginia
Historical Society. Richmond, Virginia. (Copy at
Catesby. "The Merrimack and Her Big
in The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.
Vol. L No 1, January 1942. pp 13-37. Virginia Historical Society.
Richmond, Virginia. (Copy at MT)
Jones, Virgil C. The Civil War at
New York: Holt & Reinhart, 1960-62. 3 vols. (Specifically, Vol
1, "The Blockaders")
William Frederick. Aboard the USS Monitor:
1862; the letters of Acting Paymaster William Frederick Keeler, U.S.
Navy, to his wife, Anna.
Edited by Robert W. Daly. Annapolis, U.S. Naval Institute 1964. 278pp. (Copy at MT, LoV, VMI, NPL, VPI,NCSU)
Frederick The Unpublished Private Log of
the USS Monitor, 1862-1865.
(Microform) University Microfilms. Ann Arbor, Mich. 1960.
Photocopy of holograph letters, Jan 12, 1862-Nov.
Kell, John McIntosh Recollections of a Naval Life
Including the Cruises of the Confederate States Steamers "Sumter"
The Neale Company, Washington, 1900. 307pp.
copy at UNC-NC)
by Robert D. Minor of March 1862
regarding the battles of the Virginia.
Budington. The Monitor
Popular Library, New York: 1960. 160pp.
Fiction. (Copy at UMinn)
Kennon, Beverley. Ralph in Action, or, 'Tween Decks
on the Merrimac.
Street & Smith, New York: 1896. 32pp
Children's Literature. (Copy at UMinn)
Kettell, Thomas Prentice. History of the Great Rebellion,
from its commencement to its close, giving an account of its origin, the secession of the southern states, and the formation of the Confederate government, the concentration of the military and financial resources of the federal government ... together with sketches of the lives of all the eminent statesmen and military and naval commanders, with a full and complete index. From official sources L.Stebbins, F. A. Howe, Hartford and Cincinnati. 1866. 778pp.
Chapter XX: pp. 245-250. Has detail on the land events at Hampton Roads, but the naval details are inaccurate. See the electronic copy at Making of America at the Univ. of Michigan.
Kismaric, Carole. Duel of the
New York, Time-Life Books. Spotlight on History series.1969. 51
pp. (Copy at NPL)
Bree, Benjamin (editor) The Confederate soldier in the
Civil War, 1861-1865. Prefaced by a eulogy by Major-General Fitzhugh Lee ... The
foundation and formation of the Confederacy and the secession of
the Southern States and prominent parts taken by Hon. Jefferson
Davis ... Hon. Alexander H. Stephens ... and others. Campaigns,
battles, sieges, charges, skirmishes, etc. By General Robert E.
Lee, Generals Albert Sidney Johnston ... and others. The
Confederate States Navy, from its first organization to the end of
the war. Naval engagements, blockade running, operations of
cruisers, torpedo service, etc. By Admiral Franklin Buchanan ...
Rear Admiral Raphael Semmes ... etc.
Louisville, Ky., The Prentice Press (The Courier-Journal Job
Printing Co.) 1897. (First published 1895. Reprinted by Pageant
Books in Paterson, N.J., in 1959) 480pp
Has a chapter "Battle between the Virginia and the Monitor"
Lamb, Martha J. "John Ericcson, the Builder of the
Monitor, 1803-1889." Magazine of American History 25. January 1891. pp.
Latham, Jean Lee. Man of the Monitor; The Story of
New York, Harper 1962 231 pp.
Juvenile literature. (Copy at NPL,
Newton. John Ericsson, engineer,
A Newcomen publication. Glenloch, Pa. 1939.
10pp. (Copy at UNC)
Lecomte, Ferdinand The war in the United States. Report to the Swiss military department; proceded by a discourse to the Federal military society assembled at Berne, Aug. 18, 1862.
Translated from the French. De la guerre actuelle des États-Unis d'Amérique. New York, D. Van Nostrand, 1863. 148pp. (Online copy at UMich)
Le Fancheur, L.
J. Fight between the "Merrimac" and
Norfolk. M. Belfor.  9pp.
Lewis, Charles Lee. Admiral Franklin Buchanan, Fearless Man of Action.
The Norman, Remington Company. Baltimore. 1929. 285pp.
in Confederate Veteran V. XXXVII, 1929. pp 414-419.
Graham. The Cumberland, the Monitor and
the Virginia (Popularly Called the
Merrimac) being an address delivered at the meeting of the Pennsylvania
Commandery, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United
States, held May 10, 1933, at the Union League of
Penn. MOLLUS, Philadelphia, 1933. 19 p. (Copy at
Abram II. The C. S. S. Virginia
(Merrimack); or, Billy and the Ironclad.
New York, Exposition Press 1972. 175 pp. (Copy at
Love, Robert W., Jr. History of the U. S. Navy. V. 1,
1775-1941. Stackpole Books, Harrisburg, PA. 1992. 731pp. (Copy at
Bleecker. The Story of the
Boston?. 1902?. pp 127-154. Also published in the Papers of the
Military Historical Society of Massachusetts, vol. XII. (Boston:
Published for the Society by Griffith-Stallings Press, 1902.)
Luraghi, Raimondo. A History of the Confederate
Naval Institute Press. Annapolis, Maryland. 1996.
(Copy at VMI,
S. Brief Sketch of the Career of
Catesby ap Roger Jones.
Privately published, Selma, AL, January, 1912. 55pp
Jones lived in the Mabry home after the war until
his death. Mabry had access to him and his papers. This can be
found at most libraries that have a collection on the
Tyson has an electronic
version as well. (Copy at LoV,
MacBride, Robert. Civil War Ironclads: The Dawn of
Philadelphia, Chilton Books. 1962. 185 pp (Copy at
Macartney, Clarence Edward. Mr Lincoln's Admirals.
New York, Funk & Wagnalls Co. 1956. (Copy at WMVa, MT)
See the chapter on Worden, pp 172-199.
MacCord, Charles W., Sc.D. "Ericsson and his 'Monitor'" The North American Review. Vol. 149, Issue 395. Univ. of Northern Iowa. Cedar Falls, Iowa. October 1889. pp. 460-472.
A look at Ericsson, by a former Chief Draughtsman. He seems to know the man and not just the inventions.
Marshall, Ian H. Ironclads and
Howell Press. Charlottesville, VA. 1993. 108pp.
USN. Personal Reminiscences of the
Monitor and Merrimac Engagement, and Destruction of the Congress
and Cumberland. A paper read before the Commandery of New York, Military Order,
Loyal Legion, United States, May 5, 1886.
New York: MacGowan & Slipper, Printers. 1886. 8pp
(Copy at UVA, MT) . Apparently reprinted by
Broadfoot, Wilmington, NC:1992. pp. 1-16.
The Mariners' Museum; Marvel, William, editor. The Monitor Chronicles One Sailor's Account.. Today's Campaign to Recover the Civil War Wreck. Simon & Schuster. New York, NY. 2000. 272pp.
Historical text largely based on and including Civil War letters written by George Geer. (Copy at MT)
Martin, Sharron, Historian General of the UDC "Confederate Iron: Birth of the Armored Fleet"
UDC Magazine, August 1999. pp 8-9.
Mason, F. van Wyck
(Francis van Wyck). Armored Giants : A Novel of the
Boston : Little, Brown, 1980. 339 pp. (Copy at
Stanley. The Yankee Cheese
Philadelphia, Dorrance and company. 1938. 470 pp.
(Copy at LoV, NPL, WMVa, UVA)
Trotten. "A Little Unwritten History of the
Original U.S.S. Monitor."
USNIP 27. December 1901. pp. 725-32
Richard. Sjoluft :;
P.A. Norstedt, Stockholm : 1897. 172pp.
Chapter: "Under stjarnbaneret: Merrimac och
Monitor." (Copy at UMinn)
Melton, Maurice. The Confederate
South Brunswick, NJ. T. Yoseloff. 1968. 319 pp.
(Copy at NPL, Houston Public Library)
The Merrimac and Monitor
Panorama Company. The Merrimac and Monitor Naval
Engagement Illustated or A Comprehensive Sketch of the
Merrimac and Monitor Naval Battle Giving an Accurate Account of
the Most Important Naval Engagement in the Annals of
New York, The Merrimac and Monitor Panorama Company, 1886.
15pp (Copy at LoV, UVA, Wayne, MT)
Hopton. Life in Carolina and New England
during the nineteenth century, as illustrated by reminiscences and
letters of the Middleton family of Charleston, South Carolina, and
of the DeWolf family of Bristol, Rhode
Bristol, Rhode Island. 1929. 233pp.
Admiral Marston on the "Monitor" and the
Miller, Edward M. USS Monitor: The Ship that
Launched a Modern Navy.
Leeward Publications, Annapolis, 1978. 125 pp.
(Copy at UMich, Wayne, UW-Madison,
Mindell, David A. War, Technology, and Experience aboard the USS Monitor
Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2000. 187pp.
Moehring, Eugene P.,
and Keylin, Arleen, Eds. The Civil War Extra: From the
Pages of The Charleston Mercuy & The New York
New York: Arno Press, 1975. 310 pp.
Contains facsimilies of the front pages of these
papers reporting the March 9th battle. (Copy at VMI)
Mokin, Arthur. Ironclad : the Monitor and the
Novato, CA : Presidio, 1991. 274 p.
Fiction. See the author's site. (Copy at LoV, UVA, NCSU,
Morgan, James Morris. Recollections of a Rebel
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York, 1917. 491p.
version at UNC-CH)
A description of the battle at Drewry's Bluff
begins on page 80.
Conference. The Monitor, Its Meaning and
Future : papers from a national conference, Raleigh, North Carolina,
April 2-4, 1978.
Preservation Press, Washington. 1978. 132pp. (Copy
at UW-Madison, NCSU)
Mooney, James L.
(editor). Dictionary of American Naval
Naval Historical Center, Department of the Navy, Washington, DC.,
I only have access to an electronic version of DANFS here
This document provides details on every ship of both the Union and
Moore, Frank. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of
American Events. Vol. 4. Jan 62 - May 62. New York: G.P. Putnam, 1862. viii+536+106+xv pp. (Copy at VMI,
Moore, Frank, editor. "The Fight in Hampton Roads"
in Anecdotes, Poetry, and Incidents of the War: North and South. 1860-1865
New York, Publication office, Bible house, J. Porteus, agent, 1867. 560 pp
Morris, Gouverneur. The Spread Eagle,; and Other
C. Scribner's Sons, New York, 1910. 357pp.
Chapter: "The 'Monitor' and the 'Merrimac.'" (Copy
Morris, Robert. Three Hundred Thousand
King and Baird, Printers. Philadelphia. 186-.
Patriotic poetry. "Monitor and
Muga, Bruce J. (Bruce
Jennings) Engineering investigation, U.S.S.
Monitor : prepared for Underwater Archaeology Branch, Division of
Archives and History, Department of Cultural Resources, State of
North Carolina .
U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, Office of Coastal Zone Management. Washington,
D.C. ; Dept. of Cultural Resources. Raleigh, N.C. 1982 160pp
Larry D. Man-of-War.
Ironclads Series. The Hearst Corporation. (Avon Books also?). New
York. 1995. 374pp.
National Ocean Survey.
Office of Coastal Zone Management. Monitor Marine Sanctuary
: an archaeological and engineering assessment : operations
manual. Sponsored by Office of Coastal Zone Management, National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in cooperation with Harbor
Branch Foundation, Incorporated and North Carolina Department of
Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, Office of Coastal Zone Management . Washington.
History (August 1996) United States Naval
U.S. Naval Institute. Annapolis, MD. August, 1996.
Magazine (subject Ironclads- early
Newton, John G. "How We Found the 'Monitor'"
in National Geographic. Washington. 1975. N.G.S. Volume 147, No. 1, January 1975. pp 48-61.
Newton, Virginius. The Confederate States Ram
Merrimac or Virginia: The History of her Plan and Construction, and her Engagements
with the United States Frigate Monitor.
Hermitage Press, Richmond. 1907. 34pp. (Copy at LoV,
VMI, UVA, UTA, SMU)
I believe this is the same as the 1892 SHSP article.
Newton, Virginius. "The Ram Merrimac" Southern
Historical Society Papers, Vol XX, 1892, pp 1-26.
Norris, William The Story of the Confederate
States' Ship "Virginia" (Once Merrimac): Her Victory Over the Monitor; Born March 7th, Died May 10th,
John B. Piet, Baltimore. 1879 29pp. Also in Southern Historical
Society Papers, Number III, Whole Number XLI, Sept. 1916, pp 204-233.
Charles Engagement between the Cumberland
US Naval Institute. Annapolis. 1922.
W. Blackwood & Sons. Edinburgh. 1870.
(Copy at NYSL)
Dave. Ships Versus Shore: Civil War
Engagements Along Southern Shores and
Nashville, Tenn.: Rutledge Hill Press, 1994. 410 pp. (Copy at MT)
Panamerican Consultants, Inc and
Atlantic Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command. Shes gonna ram! The death of
the U.S.S. Cumberland.
Brochure. No date. (Copy at HRNM)
Parker, Foxhall A. "The Monitor and
USNIP 1 1874. pp. 155-62.
Harwar. Recollections of a Naval Officer,
Charles Scribners Sons. New York. 1883. 403pp. Reprinted by the Naval Institute Press, Anapolis, Maryland,1985, in their Classics of Naval Literature series.
Parker was in command of the CSS Beaufort at the Battle of Hampton Roads which is covered on pp 251-305. (Copy at MT)
See the positive review in the Atlantic Monthly,Vol. 52, Issue 314, December 1883, pp. 835-839.
(Editor). The Encyclopedia of sea warfare :
from the first ironclads to the present
A Salamander book. Crowell. New York and Spring Books,
London.1975. 250 pp.
Patterson, H. K.
W. War Memories of Fort Monroe and
Vicinity. Containing an account of the memorable battle between the "Merrimac" and "Monitor," the incarceration of Jefferson C. [sic] Davis, and other topics ...
Fort Monroe, Va., Pool & Deuschle, 1885. 102
pp. (Copy at LoV, UVA, Duke)
W. Drawings of the U.S.S.
Monitor: A Catalog and Technical Analysis.
US Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, National Ocean Service. Washington, DC. North
Carolina Dept. of Cultural Resources, Raleigh, NC. 1985.
Brazier "The Career of the Iron-Clad
Virginia, (formerly the Merrimac), Confederate States Navy,
in Collection of the Virginia Historical Society. Virginia Historical Society. Richmond. New Series, V. 6 (1887) pp 193-231.
Pizer, Vernon Shortchanged by History:
America's Neglected Innovators.
Putnam. New York. 1979. 158pp.
Juvenile literature. Discusses James Buchanan Eads
who launched the first ironclad in American waters.
Pollard, E. A. The Lost
Cause: a new southern history of the war of the Confederates:
comprising a full and authentic account of the rise and progress
of the late southern Confederacy--the campaigns, battles,
incidents, and adventures of the most gigantic struggle of the
world's history. New York: Gramercy Books, 1994. Facsimile of the Original 1866 Edition. 852 pp.
"Naval Fight in Hampton Roads" pp 224-229. "Naval Engagement at Drewry's Bluff" p 270 (1866 Online copy at Making of America at UMich, copy at VMI)
Less detail on the battle than in his "Southern History" but includes more Union details, including casualties.
Pollard, Edward Alfred Southern History of the War. The First Year of the War C. B. Richardson, New York. 1863. 368pp.
Reprinted from the Richmond Corrected Edition. See pages 268-274 at the Making of America electronic version.
Post, Lydia Minturn, Mrs., ed. Soldiers' Letters, from camps, battle-field and prison.
Published for the U.S. sanitary commission.
Bunce & Harrington, New York. 1865. Includes Greene's March 14, 1862, letter to his parents.
Porter, David D. Naval History of the Civil
New York: Sherman, 1886. 843 pp. (Copy at MT)
Luke C.S.S Virginia
(Merrimack) Story of her Construction, Battles, etc.
n.p., n.d. 21pp.
John W, H. A Record of Events in Norfolk
Co., Va., from April 19th, 1861, to May 10th, 1861, with a History
of the Soldiers and Sailors of Norfolk County, Norfolk City, and
Portsmouth Who Served in the Confederate States Army or
Portsmouth, Va.: W. A. Fiske, 1892. Republished by Stonewall Camp,
Confederate Veterans, of Portsmouth, 1996. 366 p. (Index added, 47
This accounting is by the son of the constructor
of the CSS Virginia. The Virginia
and the Battle of Hampton Roads are covered on pp. 327-366. Other biographical information is spread throughout. (1892 copy at LoV, VMI, NPL, VPI. UVA, Wayne; 1996 Copy at MT) (Electronic copy at LoC)
Potter, E. B Illustrated History of the United
Galahad Books, New York. 1971. 287pp.
The Battle of Hampton Roads is covered on pages 77-83. (Copy at MT)
Pratt, Fletcher. The Monitor and the
Random House. New York. (Also E.M. Hale, Eau Claire, Wis).
A children's book. (Copy at LoV, NPL, VPI,
Preston, Antony. Battleships
Bison Books. Greenwich, Conn. 1982. 64pp.
Describes the different types of battleships used
in warfare including wooden and ironclad ships of the past and
modern carriers and cruisers.
Cheesebox, A Journey Into History: A Research Manuscript
Department of History, United States Naval Academy. Annapolis.
1974. 3vol. 1083pp.
Brock. Richmond During the War: Four
Years of Personal Observation
Lincoln, Neb., University of Nebraska Press, 1996. 389 pp.
(Originally published in N. Y.: G. W. Carlton, 1867)
(1867 copy at VMI;
1996 Copy at MT)
Quarstein, John V. The Battle of the Ironclads. The Civil War History Series. Acadia Publishing. Charleston, SC. 1999. 128pp. paper. (Copy at MT)
Quarstein, John V. C.S.S. Virginia, Mistress of Hampton Roads. H. E. Howard, Inc., Appomatox, VA. 2000. 367pp. ISBN-1-56190-118-0.
G. Richard Hoffeditz Jr. and J. Michael Moore, Research Assistants
A unique feature of this volume is a small (typically one paragraph) biography of each of the crew! Very useful. Only 1000 copies printed (for 1st edition). (Copy at MT)
Rae, Thomas W. "The Little Monitor Saved Our Lives"
In American History Illustrated
. July 1966. 8pp.
I haven't seen this article, but he was a Union Navy Engineer in the Civil War.
Edward Kirk. Twenty Famous Naval Battles;
Salamis to Santiago
New York, Boston T. Y. Crowell & Co. 1899.
(Copy at VPI, Wayne)
Reit, Seymour. Ironclad! : A True Story of the
Civil War .
New York : Dodd, Mead, 1977. 92 pp.
Illustrated with old prints and drawings by the author.
Juvenile fiction. Presents the historic Civil War
battle between two ironclad ships, the Merrimac and the Monitor,
from the viewpoint of a youth serving aboard the Monitor. (Copy at
Reaney, Henry. "The Monitor and
In War Papers (MOLLUS, MI, Vol. 2). Stone, Detroit. 1898. pp.
Reed, Rowena Combined Operations in the Civil War Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD. 1978. 468pp.
Gives the background for the military situation in the Peninsular Campaign. p. 138 notes the damage caused by the Virginia's 7" hollow shells on the Monitor and considers the effect of solid iron bolts. (Copy at MT)
Roe, Louis A. The Battle of the Ironclad
: America's most memorable naval battle.
Cupples & Leon Coompany, Publishers, New York : 1942.
Rogers, James C. [compiler]. Fire-fight on the Chesapeake Bay,
March 8-9, 1862 : Virginia History.
Art by Julia Higginbotham. Richmond : Lyceum Publications, 1976.
"The Battle of Hampton Roads in the words of
participants. " (Copy at UVA)
Rogers, William. "The Loss of the
In War Papers (MOLLUS, ME, Vol. 3). Thurston, Portland, ME. 1908.
Edgar. The First Battle of the Iron
Clads as Seen by an Eye Witness: printed from a talk by Colonel William E. Rogers to the Mount
Pleasant Citizens' Association, Washington, D.C., October,
Washington, DC. The Association, 1923 18 pp. (Copy at VPI, UVA, UW-Madison)
et al. Stories of the
G. P. Putnam's Sons. New York, London. 1912. 397pp.
"The Duel Between the 'Monitor' and the
'Merrimac'" by W. J. Abbot.
John, Percy B., (Percy Bolingbroke). On Board the "Merrimac," or, The
Adventures of a Boy Tar in the War of the
F. Tousey, New York. 1883. 14pp.
Children's Literature (Copy at UMinn)
St. Lifer, James
A. Magnetometer Survey of the U.S.S.
Monitor Wreck Site.
MS Thesis under Robert E. Sheridan. University of Delaware.
Newark, Del. 1978. 233pp.
. Civil War Stories, Retold from
New York, Century Co., 1911 (1905?). 201pp.
Historical stories retold from St. Nicholas
Badeau: "The Merrimac and the Monitor." (Copy at
Sappey, Maureen Dreams of Ships, Dreams of Julia: at sea with the Monitor and Merrimac, Virginia 1862
Shippensburg, Pa: White Mane Press, Young American Series, 1998. (Juvenile. Copy at MT)
J. Thomas. History of the Confederate States
Navy from its organization to the surrender of its last vessel. Its
stupendous struggle with the great navy of the United States; the
engagements fought in the rivers and harbors of the South, and
upon the high seas; blockade-running, first use of iron-clads and
torpedoes, and privateer history
. The Fairfax Press. New York. 1977. (Originally published in 1887 in New York by Rogers & Sherwood.)
Written by an officer of the CSN in 1887, this
book is replete with quotations directly from the official
records. Reprinted again in ca. 1996. A
must for anyone interested in the navies of the Civil War. (The
1977 reprint has his name as "Sharf" on the cover but "Scharf" on
the inside.] (1887 copy at VMI;
1977 Copy at MT)
E. Tokens & Medals Commemorating
the Battle between the Monitor and
Hampton : Virginia Numismatic Association [Berryville, Va,
Distributed by Virginia Book Co.], 1979 23 pp. Special
articles on the numismatics of the Commonwealth of Virginia
series. (Copy at LoV, UVA, UW-Madison, MT)
Sears, Stephen W.
in Naval History
. February 1994. pp 32-39. United States
Oliver. "The Merrimac and the Cumberland"
in The Cosmopolitan, A Monthly Illustrated
Magazine, Volume XV, The Cosmopolitan Press, NY, 1893, pp 176-184. (Copy at Stanford)
Oliver. Memoirs of Thomas O. Selfridge, Jr., Rear Admiral, U.S.N.
with an introduction by Captain Dudley W. Knox. New York & London, G.P. Putnam's sons, 1924. xii, 288 p. front. (port.) plates, maps (part fold.) 24cm. [Copy at LoC]
Republished with an introduction by William N. Still, Jr., as What Finer Tradition: The Memoirs of Thomas O. Selfridge, Jr. , Rear Admiral, U.S.N. Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, c1987. xxxviii, 288 p. : port. ; 24 cm. [Copy at LoC]
Robert. Strange Stories of the Civil
New York. Harper & Brothers, 1907. (Copy
at Mich. State Univ, UNC)
Chapter "The Battle between the 'Monitor' and
'Merrimac'" by L. E. Chittenden.
Sharp, David. Looking Inside Ships Through the
Rand McNally. Chicago. 1976.
Gordon. John Taylor Wood, Ghost of the
University of Georgia Press. Athens, GA. 1979. 229pp.
(Copy at MT)
Shippen, Edward. "Two Battle Pictures (A Reminiscence
of the First Ironclad Fight)." United Service 4. Jan 1881. pp. 53-78.
Shippen, Edward Thirty Years at Sea
New York: Arno, 1979 Cloth. 380 pp.
Reprint of the 1879 edition.
D. Powder Boy of the
Westminster Press. Philadelphia. 1961. 188pp.
H. Warships of the Civil War
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1989. 271 pp.
Simmons, Gerald, editor. The Blockade: Runners and Raiders. The Civil War, v. 3. Time-Life Books, Inc. Chicago, Illinois. 1983. 176pp. (Copy at MT)
Sinclair, Arthur, IV "How the Merrimac fought the Monitor" Hearst's Magazine, December 1913, pp 884-894.
Sloan, Benjamin. The Merrimac and the
Columbia, S.C. Bureau of Publication, University of South
Carolina. 1926. 16pp. Bulletin of the Univ. of South
Carolina, no 18. Oct 15, 1926. (Copy at Duke)
Smith, Alan C. "The Monitor-Merrimac
USNIP 46. Mar 1940. pp. 385-89.
Rollin. The Monitor & the Merrimac; a
Los Angeles, University of California Library, 1968. 35 pp. UCLA
Library occasional papers, no. 15 (Copy at NPL,
Smith, Gene A. Iron and Heavy Guns: Duel Between
the Monitor and Merrimac.
Civil War Campaigns and Commanders Series. Ryan Place Publishers,
Fort Worth. 1996.
Excellent, concise (100 pages) book with lots of detail and little hype. (Copy at MT)
Smith, Thomas P. A True Description of the Fight
Between the "Merrimac" and the "Monitor" in Hampton Roads, Va.,
Sunday, March the 9th, 1862, as Witnessed by Capt. Tom Smith, an
Old Blockade Runner.
12pp. (Copy at NPL)
Russell. The Blockade and the
Charles Scribners Sons. New York. 1883. pp 58-77
Snow, Elliot. "The Metamorphosis of the
USNIP 57. Nov 1931. pp. 1518-21.
Soucek, Ludvik. Rakve utoci : [pro ctenare od
[Josef Polisensky Valka Severu proti Jihu, doslov ; il. Kamil
Lhotak]. Praha : Albatros, 1976.
Gladden. The Life and Naval Services of
Commodore Josiah Tattnall, 1795-1871.
Master of Arts Thesis. Southern Methodist University. June,
Stein, R. Conrad. The Story of the Monitor and the
Illustrated by Keith Neely. Chicago : Childrens Press, 1983. 31pp
Cornerstones of Freedom series. (Copy at
Alexandria (Va) Library, NPL)
Philip van Doren. The Confederate Navy: A Pictorial
Da Capo Press. New York, 1992. (Originally Garden City. N. Y.:
Doubleday, 1962.) 253 pp.
This book presents a number of illustrations of the battle and these ships (pages 79-89). Other books in this listing have more details. (1962 copy at VMI;
1992 copy at MT)
Oliver The Boy's Book of Famous
R. M. McBride & Company. New York. 1916. 248pp.
Stiles, Israel N.
"The Merrimac and
in Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States.
Illinois Commandery, v. 1, pp 125-133. Chicago. 1891.
Apparently reprinted by Broadfoot, Wilmington, NC., 1991. pp.
Still, William N. Archival
Sources: a study of unpublished sources found in the Washington, D.C.
area and New York City concerning the engineering and technical
aspects of the U.S.S. Monitor.
Division of Archives and History, Raleigh, N.C. 1981. Also,
Underwater Archeology Branch, Kure Beach, N.C. 16pp.
(Copy at UW-Madison)
Still, William Norwood, Jr. The Construction and Fitting Out of Ironclad Vessels-of-War Within the Confederacy Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Alabama. 1964. 203pp. (Copy at MT)
Still, William N.,
University of South Carolina Press. Columbia, South Carolina.
1985. Apparently originally published in 1971 by the Vanderbilt
University Press, Nashville, Tenn. (1971 copy at
1985 copy at MT)
Still, William N. Ironclad Captains : the
commanding officers of the USS Monitor
Marine and Estuarine Management Division, National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Dept. of Commerce : For sale by
the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. ,Washington, D.C. 1988.
79pp. (Copy at Wayne)
Still, William N. Monitor
Builders: a historical study of the principal firms and individuals
involved in the construction of USS Monitor
National Maritime Initiative, Division of History, National Park
Service, Dept of the Interior, Washington, D.C. 1988.
51pp (Copy at Mich State Univ, Wayne)
Still, William "Prelude to a Duel".
In Civil War Times Illustrated
, June, 1997.
Still, William N., Jr., John M. Taylor, Norman C. Delaney Raiders and Blockaders: The American
Civil War Afloat Brassey's, Washington, London. 1998. 273pp.
Chapter 2: "The Historical Importance of the USS Monitor" by William N. Still, Jr. (Copy at MT)
Sherwood,. How the U.S. ship Cumberland went
down : a paper read before the Missouri Commandery of the Military
Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, February 5th,
St. Louis : Smith & Owens Print Co., 1887. 8 p. (Copy at Duke)
Also, v. I, pp 204-210. St. Louis, 1892.
Suarce, Baron de. Le Monitor et le
Paris : Imprimerie Centrale des Chemins de Fer de Napoleon Chaix
et Ce, 1862. 23 pp. (Copy at LoV)
Sullivan, David M. The United States Marine Corps in the Civil War -- The First Year. White Mane Publishing Company, Inc. Shippenburg, PA. 1997. 350pp.
See also the next three volumes.(Copy at MT)
William. The Twelve Decisive Battles of
the War: a History of the Eastern and Western Campaigns, in
Relation to the Actions that Decided their
New York, Dick & Fitzgerald, 1867. 520 pp. (Microfiche
1970) (Copy at LoV, VPI, UVA, Wayne)
Symonds, Craig L. Confederate Admiral: The Life and Wars of Franklin Buchanan Library of Naval Biography. Naval Institute Press. Annapolis, MD. 1999. 274pp. (Copy at MT)
of Old Fort Monroe, a Series of
Newport News, Va., Committee for the Fort Monroe Casemate Museum,
1957. Reprinted 1962.
Contents: No. 9. Abraham Lincoln's campaign
against the Merrimac, No. 12. The Monitor and the
Josiah. Proceedings of a Naval General
Court Martial, in the Case of Captain Josiah
Richmond: Macfarlane & Fergusson, 1862. (Microform 1974)
(Copy at VPI, Original at Boston Athenaeum)
L. Norfolk's Waters: An Illustrated
Maritime History of Hampton Roads.
Produced in association with Nautical Adventures, Inc. Windsor
Publications. Woodland Hills, CA. 1982.
The Monitor and Merrimac are covered on pages 84-95 with a number of images. (Copy at MT)
C. "The Design and Construction of
USS Monitor". Warship International Vol. 27 (1990), No. 3, pp
Arthur. Arthur Thurston's Tallahassee
Skipper : the biography of John Taylor Wood, Merrimac gunner,
soldier-at-sea, guardian of the Confederate treasury, adopted Nova
A. Thurston Publications, Yarmouth, N.S. 1981 (1989?) (Lescarbot
Press). 434pp (Copy at UW-Madison,
W.P. Tilley &
Co. A Sketch of the History and
Exploits of the Famous Confederate Ram
Merrimac: presented to the public in connection with the enterprise of
securing, as relics, canes manufactured from the live oak timber
of this celebrated iron clad ram and which we now offer for
1876[?] 4 p. (Copy at LoV)
Tindall, William. The
True Story of the Virginia and the Monitor; the Account of an
Richmond, Va., Old Dominion press, inc., 1923. 90
pp (Copy at UVA, UNC) Also in The
Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol XXXI, 1923,
Virginia Historical Society. (Copy at MT)
An excellent, thoroughly researched treatise on
the battles. He draws upon much first-hand information
gathered from other witnesses and participants. This Union
soldier concludes that the Monitor withdrew from the battle
under fire and waited until the Virginia left before
venturing out into the battlefield.
Harrison Anthony. The Confederate Ironclad
Chicago, Ill., The University of Chicago Press. 1938. (Reprinted
in Ann Arbor, MI, 1975) 95pp (Copy at LoV,
NPL, UVA, NCSU)
Trigg, Angela A Romantic Adventurer Comes of Age:
The Life of Daniel Trigg of Abingdon, Virginia
Masters Thesis, Georgia State University. 1997. 189pp
Daniel Trigg was on the Jamestown. This electronic copy (pdf format) supplied by, and posted with the perimission of, the author (8 Apr 2002).
Trolle, H. af,
(Henrik). Hinsidan Atlanten :; svensken i
Amerika : Monitor och Merrimac.
Sweden, 1905. 544pp (Copy at UMinn)
R. Ironclads and
Winston-Salem, NC, J.F. Blair. 1989.
Tucker, Rockwell G.
(compiler) Environmental data : a survey of
the existing literature, weather, and hydrographic data related to
the environment of the Monitor Marine
:North Carolina Dept. of Cultural Resources, Division of Archives
and History. Raleigh, NC. 1979. 37pp.
Tucker, Spencer Arming the Fleet: U.S. Navy Ordnance
in the Muzzle-Loading Era Naval Institute Press. Annapolis, MD. 1989. 308pp.
Well-researched detail on the Dahlgren and Brooke
guns. (Copy at MT)
Turner, Maxine. Navy Gray. A Story of the
Confederate Navy on the Chattahoochee and Apalachicola
The University of Alabama Press. Tuscaloosa, AL. 1988.357pp.
Catesby Jones and a number of the crew went to
Georgia after Drewry's Bluff. This includes them in Georgia. (Copy
US News & World
Report "Have Searchers Found the
August 11, 1980, p54.
United States Government
Printing Office[?] Preliminary report of the
Commission. relative to the erection of a memorial in commemoration of the
battles of the Merrimac and the Monitor and several other vessels,
at Hampton Roads, Va., on March 8 and 9, 1862, submitted pursuant
to H. Con. Res. 32, seventy-sixth Congress.
G.P.O., Washington : 1940. Senate document (United States.
Congress (76th, 3d session : 1940-1941). Senate) ; no. 179.
Document / 76th Congress, 3d session, Sen. ; no.
179. (Copy at UW-Madison)
States Government Printing Office[?] Virginia (Merrimac)-Monitor
House of Representatives, 76th Congress, 1st session, report no.
1168. Washington, DC. 1939?. 7pp. (Copy at LoV,
UVA, Wayne, UW-Madison) Microfiche in 1983.
United States Government
Printing Office[?] Virginia (Merrimac)-Monitor
House of Representatives, 76th Congress, 3rd session, document no.
179. Washington, DC. 1940. 7pp.
United States War Department. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies.
Series I - Volume IX covers the events of the Battle of Hampton Roads. See the searchable page images at the Making of America site and a searchable text version at eHistory. (OR Ser I Vol IX copy at MT)
United States Government Executive Documents, No. 61 to No.73. 1st Sess. 38th Congress. Vol. 13. 1863-1864. House of Representatives, 38th Congress, 1st session. Washington, DC. 1864.
Ex. Doc. No. 69 (v + 607pp) is a Letter from the Secretary of the Navy in answer to Resolutions of the House and Senate in relation to the operations of armored vessels employed in the service of the United States. What is most notable is what it does not contain. (Copy at MT
United States Government Message of the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the Third Session of the Thirty-Seventh Congress Vol. 3. 1862. House of Representatives, 37th Congress, 3rd session. Ex. Doc. 1. Washington, DC. 1862. 931pp
This volume consists entirely of the Report of the Secretary of the Navy. (Copy at HRNM, MT)
United States Government The Monitor and the
Merrimac: (Senate Bill 369, House Bill 3840) : a statement of the reasons
for making a grant in the nature of prize-money to the officers
and crew of the U.S. iron-clad steamer Monitor for damage to the
Confederate iron-clad Merrimac, March 9, 1862, and her subsequent
T. McGill & Co., Washington, DC. 1882.
United States Government
Proceedings at the Unveiling of the Statue of John Ericsson in Potomac Park, Washington, DC - May 19,1926
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1926.
United States Naval
Affairs Committee. Favorable report, of the
Committee on Naval Affairs, on bill for the relief of the officers
and crew of the United States steamer Monitor, who participated in
the action with the rebel iron-clad Merrimac, on the 9th of March,
To accompany S. 369. Washington, April 5, 1882. 8pp [47 cong.,
1 sess. S. rpt., 394.]
United States Naval
Affairs Committee. Prize-money to officers and crew
of the United States steamer Monitor.
Report January 31, 1882. To accompany H. R. 3840 [Washington.
1882.] 8pp. [47 cong. 1 sess. H. R. rpt., 144.]
U.S. Naval History
Division. Civil War Naval Chronology,
Washington: GPO, 1971. 477 pp. Originally published in six parts, plus index, 1961-1966. (Copy at MT)
U.S. Naval History
Division. Dictionary of American Naval
Edited by James L. Mooney and others. Washington: GPO 1959-.
United States Navy
Letter of the Secretary of the Navy, communicating information in
relation to the construction of the iron-clad Monitor, July 25,
1868. [Washington. 1868.] 10 pp. [40 cong., 2 sess. S.
ex. doc., 86]
Department Secretary. Official report of the battle
between the C.S.S. Virginia (formerly U.S.S. Merrimack) and the
U.S.S. Monitor on March 9, 1892 [i.e.
Report by Flag Officer Franklin Buchanan, CSN. Washington, D. C.:
Naval Historical Foundation, 1892. 8pp
The original is in the National
U.S. Office of Naval Records and
Library. Official Records of the Union and
Confederate Navies in the War of the
Washington: GPO, 1894-1922.
Series 1, 27 vols.; Series 2, 3 vols.; General Index, 1927.
See the searchable page images at the Making of America site. (Copies of Index + Series 1, Vol 1-15 at MT)
Dyke, A. The Great Naval
Broadside, Printed by Charles L. Newhall, and sold by C.W. Muzzy
on board U.S. Flag Ship Minnesota, Hampton Roads, Va.,
An account of the battle of Hampton Roads in verse
form. (Copy at LoV)
John, Ed. Civil War Front Pages; a
Collection of 157 Front Pages from the North and
New York: The Fairfax Press,1989. 157 pp.
Watts, Gordon P. Monitor of a New Iron
Age: The Construction of the U.S.S. Monitor.
M.A. Thesis. East Carolina University. 1975. 124 pp.
Watts, Gordon P. The Monitor : a
Underwater Archaeological Research Branch, Division of Archives
and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources,
Raleigh 1979?. 160pp (Copy
Watts, Gordon P. Investigating the remains of the USS Monitor : a final report on the 1979 site testing in the Monitor National Marine Sancturary.
U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, Office of Coastal Zone Management. Washington,
D.C. ; Dept. of Cultural Resources. Raleigh, N.C., Washington, DC,
Fort Pierce, FL; Harbor Branch Foundation, Inc. Technical report
no. 42. 160pp.
Webb, Willard, editor Crucial Moments of the Civil War Bonanza Books. New York. 1951. 356pp.
Frank B. Butts "The Monitor and Merrimac" on pp 71-81. (Copy at MT)
Webber, Richard H. Monitors of the U.S. Navy, 1861-1937
Washington: Navy Dept., U.S Naval History Division. 1969, 48 pp.
Mellen. The Last Cruise of the
In The Atlantic Monthly. Vol. 11 (Mar. 1863). pp 366-372.
(Copy at UW-Madison)
Welles, Gideon. Diary.
Edited by Howard K. Beale. New York: Norton, 1960. 3 vols
Welles, Gideon "The First Iron-Clad Monitor."
in The Annals of the War Written by Leading Participants North and South, Originally published in the Philadelphia Weekly Times. Philadelphia: The Times Publishing Company. 1879. (Copy at WMVa)
Wells, William S. (Compiler) Original United States warship "Monitor." Copies of correspondence between the late Cornelius S. Bushnell...Captain John Ericsson and Hon. Gideon Welles...together with a brief sketch of Mr. Bushnell's life...Records showing how the plans of the Monitor were urged upon the government and finally adopted.
Cornelius S. Bushnell National Memorial Association. New Haven, Conn. 1899. Second Edition 1906. 79pp (Copy at NYSL)
Werstein, Irving. Civil War Sailor.
Illustrated by Albert Orbaan. A Signal Book. Doubleday and Company. Garden City, NY. 1962. 144pp.
Wheeler, Francis Brown. To Col. W. L. Church, Editor of the Army and Naval Journal.
Wheeler, Francis Brown. John F. Winslow,; LL. D., and the Monitor.
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 1893. 66pp. (Copy at Wayne)
Wheeler, Francis B. "The Building of the Monitor." Magazine of American History. 13. Jan 1885. pp. 59-65.
Wheeler, Francis B. The first Monitor and its builders.
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Haight & Dudley. 1884 (2) 8 pp. (Reprinted from "Magazine of American History" for January, 1885.)
Wheeler, Richard. A Rising Thunder: From Lincoln's Election to the Battle of Bull Run: An Eyewitness History.
New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1994. 413 pp.
White, Ellsberry Valentine. The First Iron-Clad Naval Engagement in the World: History of Facts of the Great Naval Battle Between the Merrimac-Virginia, C.S.N., and the Ericsson Monitor U.S.N., Hampton Roads, March 8 and 9, 1862.
New York: J. S. Ogilvie, 1906. (Copy at LoV, VMI, NPL, UVA, UW-Madison, NCSU)
White, William Chapman, and Ruth White. Tin Can on a Shingle.
With an introd. by Henry Steele Commager. New York, Dutton, 1957. 176pp (Copy at LoV, VMI, NPL, UVA, NCSU, MT)
Wideman, John C Naval Warfare: Courage and Combat on the Water Metrobooks, Friedman/Fairfax Publishers. New York. 1997.
Part of Civil War Chronicles. This book features new paintings of Civil War naval scenes, with several of the Monitor and Virginia, by Tom Freeman and William McGrath. (Copy at MT)
Wilberforce, Archibald Monitor and the Merrimac; Great Battles of All Nations.
Suffolk: Robert Hardy Publications. 1987. 38pp. Fine. Facsimile of 1899 document.
Wilson, Herbert Wrigley Ironclads in Action: A Sketch of Naval Warfare From 1855 to 1895, With Some Account of the Development of the Battleship in England .
Boston: Little, Brown, 1896 (?1898). 2 vols.
Wise, John Sargent The End of an Era Boston, NY: Houghton, Mifflin and Co. 1899, 474pp. "Monitor and Merrimac" pp 191-205
Worden, John L. Report of Capt. John L. Worden, U.S.N., on fight between the Monitor and Merrimack, Mar. 9, 1862.
United States. 1868. 13 leaves.
Bound with "Case of William Sitgreaves Cox, Lieutenant, U.S.N. 1814".
Worden, John L. Memorial to the honorable Senate and House of Representatives in Congress assembled ... in behalf of the officers and crew of the iron-clad steamer Monitor.
Washington, D.C.? :, 1874 11 pp. (Copy at LoV, NPL, UW-Madison)
Worden, John Lorimer, Lt. Dana S. Greene, and H. Ashton Ramsay. The Monitor and the Merrimac; both sides of the story, told by Lieut. J. L. Worden, U.S.N., Lieut. Greene, U.S.N., of the Monitor, and H. Ashton Ramsay, C.S.N., chief engineer of the Merrimac.
New York, London, Harper, 1912. 72pp. (Copy at MT LoV, VMI, NPL, WMVa, UVA, UI-Urbana, UMinn)
NOTE: Although Worden and Greene are usually listed as authors, that text was written by Lucius E. Chittenden, apparently decades after hearing Worden and Greene speak. That account was previously published in Chittenden's Recollections of President Lincoln, and his Administration. (1891). The section by Ramsay was authored by Ramsay.
Zerega, Alfred L. B. The Last Days of the Rebel Iron-Clad Merrimac and occupation of Norfolk, as seen from the U.S.S. Susquehanna.
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the District of Columbia. War papers. Washington. 1897.
History: The Civil War.
Increase Video. Reseda, CA 1988. 30 min. VHS
Civil War: A Very Bloody Affair, 1862.
Producer: Ken Burns and Ric Burns. Writen by Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, and Ken Burns. Narrator: David McCullough. Florentine Films. Alexandria, VA. PBS Video. 1989 69 min. VHS. Also as "A Very Bloody Affair" 65 min, distributed by DVS Home Video, Hollywood, CA. See this PBS index.
to the Monitor (24 min. 16mm, color film).
The Administration, Distributed by National Audiovisual Center.
Washington : 1980.
Tells the story of the nation's first ironclad,
from her conception and launching during the Civil War to the
events surrounding the expedition to her hulk in 1979. (Copy at
Produced by David A. Rosemont. Written by Harold Gast. Directed by Delbert Mann. Turner Home Entertainment. 1991. 93 min. VHS
Fiction, with some few facts thrown in. Starring
Virginia Madsen, Alex Hyde-White, Reed Edward Diamond.
The Monitor & the Merrimac.
Narrated by Edwin R. Newman. Director: Gary DeMoss. Edited by Tim Kahoe. Music by Jon Carroll. VHS. Atlas Video Library. Atlas Video. Bethesda, MD. 1988. 30 min.
Lincoln's Secret Weapon
Produced by D. J. Roller & Jonathan Wickham. Written by Jonathan Wickham. Directed by Kirk Wolfinger. WGBH Boston Video/Nova. 2000.
See the companion PBS web site.
Monitor and the Merrimac.
Frith Films. 1973.
Monitor vs. the CSS Virginia.
A History TV Network presentation produced by Greystone Communications, Inc. Produced by Rob Kirk; Director Donna E. Lusitana. Hosted by Danny Glover. A&E Home Video. New York. 1993. 100min.
for the Merrimac.
Films for the Humanities & Sciences. Princeton,
NJ. 1993 28 min. Apparently also published in Sydney, N.S.W.
in 1995 (Produced by New Dominion Pictures, Inc., and Quai 32 for
the Learning Channel. 1993 Discovery/Communications, Inc.)
The ironclad "Merrimac", pride of the Confederate
Navy, was scuttled in 1862. Today, her remains lie off
the coast of Virginia. Using sidescan sonar and magnetometer,
nautical archaeologist Gordon Watts and his team search for the
exact location of the ship.
Great Battles of the Civil War. Volume 1.
Ft. Sumter, First Manassas, Ft. Donelson, Ironclads & the
Navies, The War in the Far West, Shiloh, Intervening
Executive producer, Richard Stadin ; producer/director/writer, Jay Wertz ; historical advisor, James M. McPherson ; narrator, Brian Cummings ; editor, Victor Sitkowski. Smithsonian Institution and MasterVision. New York : MasterVision, 1992. (60 min.). VHS
Readers, Charlton Heston, Richard Dreyfuss, Burt
Reynolds, Dennis Weaver, Ossie Davis, Burgess Meredith, Peter
Graves, Trish Van Devere, Brian Keith, Hoyt Axton.
A Very Bloody Affair - The Civil War (Volume #143)
A film series by Ken Burns, produced by Florentine Films, Walpole, NH, and WETA, Washington, DC, 1990. Segment directory at PBS.
Audio (including Music Scores) and Poems
Altrop, Philander D. "Cumberland's Crew or History of the Battle between the Cumberland and Merrimac"
Broadside indicates he was wounded on board the Cumberland on March 8, 1862. (Copy at Brown)
Beach, Elizabeth T. Porter
New York, 1862. (Copy at Brown)
Beach, Elizabeth T. Porter
"The Last Broadside of the Frigate Cumberland"
New York, 1862. (Copy at Brown)
Boott, Francis "The Cumberland"
Words by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Music by F. Boott; For voice and piano.
Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co. ca. 1863. (Copy at Brown)
Clark, Charles A "The Monitor and Merrimac"
New York: H. De Marsan. (Also published by Wrigley in NY, Auner in Philadelphia). Between 1862 and 1865?. (Copies at Brown)
editor Songs and Ballads of American
History, and of the Assasination of
Folk Music of the United States. Library of Congress, Recording
Laboratory. Washington, DC. 1952.
"The Iron Merrimac", "The Cumberland's
Hayne, Paul H. "Merrimac"
Poem from the Charleston Mercury in War Songs of the South
by "Bohemian", Correspondent Richmond Dispatch (William G.
Shepperson), West & Johnston, Richmond, 1862. (Electronic
version at UNC-CH.)
"Monitor and Merrimac"
Philadelphia: James Mayberry. Between 1865 and 1880? Seven Civil War songs, beginning with "Monitor and Merrimac". (Copy at Brown)
"Monitor and Merrimac"
Philadelphia: Johnson. Between 1862 and 1865? (Copy at Brown)
"Monitor and Merrimack"
New York: Chas. Magnus. no date. (Copy at Brown)
Monitor and the Merrimac ; Lee and Grant at Appomatox
Enrichment Records. New York, N.Y. 195-?. 33 1/3RPM disk.
Adapted from books by Fletcher Pratt and MacKinlay
Riddle, Almeda Ballads and Hymns from the Ozarks
Rounder Records. 1972.
Contents include "The Merrimac at Sea". (Copy at Birmingham Public Library)
Silber, Irwin. (editor) Songs of the Civil War.
Piano and guitar arrangements by Jerry Silverman.
Columbia University Press. New York. 1960. (Reprinted by Dover, New York. 1995). 385pp.
"The Cumberland and the Merrimac", "The Cumberland Crew"
Silverman, Jerry (Compiler) Mel Bay Presents Ballads &Songs of the Civil War.
Mel Bay. Pacific, MO . 1993 1 score of 272 p.
For voice and piano with chord symbols. Contents included "The Cumberland and the Merrimac" and "The Cumberland Crew" (Copy at Birmingham Public Library)