Posted by Mabry Tyson on February 04, 2004 at 12:16:52:
In Reply to: Tindall, William: The True Story of the Virginia and the Monitor posted by Mabry Tyson on February 28, 2003 at 23:01:56:
Tindall description of the battle has the Virginia aground at the end of the battle, when the Monitor Captain is wounded and the Monitor withdraws.
As best I can tell, virtually all other witnesses describe the Virginia was afloat after the grounding, and then rammed the Monitor, and then hit the pilot house.
He chooses this interpretation because it fits his witnessing of some boats behind the Virginia which Marmaduke said were helping to pull the Virginia afloat.
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