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the monitor and the merrimack


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  • This is a common phrase, partly because it's alliterative, but it's wrong: the names of the ships were U.S.S. Monitor and C.S.S. Virginia. I entered it here under the older term figuring more people would find it that way, and also it's the more "mythic" of the two phrases.

    August 28, 2008