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U.S. Civil War History
- At Hampton Roads, the Confederate C.S.S. Virginia
, originally known as the U.S.S. Merrimack
, sank two wooden Union ships. The next day the Merrimack
then battled the Union Ironclad Monitor
to a draw.
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U.S. Civil War Quotes
|"We can not have free government without elections; and if the rebellion could force us to forego, or postpone a national election, it might fairly claim to have already conquered and ruined us." |
- Abraham Lincoln on holding elections during a military emergency.