Document Type

Article

Date

Spring 1992

Embargo Period

7-26-2011

Keywords

Merrimac, Monitor, St. Nicholas Magazine

Language

English

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities

Description/Abstract

"Every American schoolboy knows the story of the historic battle between the Merrimac and the Monitor", wrote historian Bernard Brodie in his 1941 classic Sea Power in the Machine Age. General Adam Badeau played a significant part in telling American children about the battle by means ofhis article "The Story ofthe Merrimac and the Monitor", published in the April 1887 issue of St. Nicholas magazine, the outstanding American juvenile periodical ofits day. The original manuscript ofthis article, reprinted here, is preserved in the George Arents Research Library at Syracuse University.

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