Battle of the Ironclads, Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack, The Battle Of Hampton Roads

The Battle Of The Monitor And Merrimack – The First Ironclad Battle In The World

The Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack, also known as the Battle of the Ironclads and the Battle of Hampton Roads, was a Confederate initiated battle to stop a Union blockade of supplies to Richmond, Virginia .

Cannonballs were not able to inflict enough damage to cause the Monitor nor the Merrimack to sink. Thus, the first ironclad battle in the world was inconclusive.

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