Posted by George on October 28, 2005 at 19:29:32:
Howdy folks. Hard to believe that after living in Virginia for a decade, living on the Peninsula in Newport News for 6 years and going to all the battlefields that the only place I never went was the Mariners Museum. Anyway, I didn't see this question down the list so I'll ask. I like to model wooden replicas from scratch and usually do a fair job just from a picture but there are many paintings/drawings of CSS Virginia that don't always match. I'm wondering if anyone has come across any sort of drawings that are more blue print type in nature to get a real idea of the true size and shape of the ship? I've heard there's a book the Mariners Museum carries with such information but can't recall the name. I joined the military a few years back which has me temporarily stuck in Oklahoma so there aren't many naval resources here.
Many thanks to the folks who keep the web page up. There must be a great deal of pride associated with being descended from such a great man. Most of my ancestors were in the Page Grays. (Except for the Yanks who were in regiments from Penn.) :)
Thanks in advance for any help someone may give with regards to ship design.
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