Civil War Series
9:18 am
Fri March 2, 2012

Battle of Ironclads was Pivotal in Naval History

WKU Military Historian Dr. Jack Thacker and WKU Civil War Historian Dr. Glenn LaFantasie say the battle between the Monitor and Merriman (also known as "the Virginia") had an impact beyond the outcome of the American Civil War.

 They say the ironclad ships that confronted each other in March of 1862 helped to change the way nations prepared ships for battle.