Tidewater Virginia – Showdown at Hampton Roads

On March 9, 1862, Hampton Roads was the scene of a terrific engagement, which revolutionized naval warfare. The first battle between ironclad ships, often called the Monitor-Merrimack (Virginia) engagement, is perhaps the most significant naval event of the entire Civil War. This duel is an epic tale that tells how steam-powered iron ships rang the … Read more

Tidewater Virginia – The 1862 Peninsula Campaign

Maps: Download official Virginia Civil War Trails [PDF 924K]. If needed, please download and install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.] Request a free printed full-color to be sent to you by mail, along with additional materials about visiting Civil War sites in Virginia. Read more: “Showdown at Hampton Roads,” by John V. Quarstein, director, Virginia … Read more