Re: The Battle of Hampton Roads, A Revolution in Military Affaris?


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Posted by Mabry Tyson on October 08, 2002 at 21:09:36:

In Reply to: The Battle of Hampton Roads, A Revolution in Military Affaris? posted by Alan Deogracias on October 08, 2002 at 19:34:44:

There are a number of such articles, but mostly in older sources. Clearly the iron shielding was a major point. Some sources that may be of interest, from this site's bibliography: Baxter, Delgado, Wilson. There are a number of books on the relation between Europe (esp. England) and the US and CS.

I think I have somewhere the London Times article that refers to the change from having 150 first class ships to practically none. It would have been in April 1862.

Don't forget the impact of the battle upon ordnance. (In Historical Documents, search for "Armstrong Guns")
http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/moa/pageviewer?frames=1&coll=moa&view=50&root=%2Fmoa%2Fscia%2Fscia1006%2F&tif=00279.TIF&cite=http%3A%2F%2Fcdl.library.cornell.edu%2Fcgi-bin%2Fmoa%2Fmoa-cgi%3Fnotisid%3DABF2204-1006-20

You might also look at some of the Scientific American articles of the era. See the Historical Documents page and look at some of the later articles, and then search further, if you're interested.




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