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From Watery Grave To Arlington National Cemetery

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 05.08.2013 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. — More than 150 years after the USS Monitor sank off North Carolina during the Civil War, two unknown crewmen found in the ironcl...

Civil War Skeletons, Still Unidentified, To Be Buried

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 04.14.2013 | DC

RICHMOND, Va. — Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says the remains of two unknown Union sailors recovered from the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor will be...

150th Anniversary of the USS Monitor: Meet Civil War Naval Heroes Robert Williams and William Bryan

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 12.28.2012 | Good News
Megan Smolenyak

Under ideal circumstances, living relatives of both Williams and Bryan could provide DNA reference samples to compare against the remains to make the final assessment, but the obstacle is Williams' name.

Crew of the USS Monitor: Could Sailor Jacob Nicklis Be One of the Mystery Skeletons?

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 02.25.2013 | Weird News
Megan Smolenyak

The USS Monitor remained at the bottom of the ocean until 10 years ago when recovery efforts succeeded in bringing the ship to the surface. Along with the vessel was a surprise -- a pair of skeletons in the turret. But which of the 16 were they?

Crew Members of the USS Monitor: Solving the Mystery of the Skeletons in the Turret 150 Years Later

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 07.13.2012 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

Who doesn't love a good history mystery? You don't have to be a Civil War buff to be fascinated with the attempt to identify the two skeletons found in the turret of the USS Monitor when it was raised from the ocean floor a decade ago.

Faces of 2 USS Monitor Crewmembers Reconstructed

AP | By STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 03.03.2012 | DC

RICHMOND, Va. -- When the turret of the USS Monitor was raised from the ocean bottom, two skeletons and the tattered remnants of their uniforms were d...

Men of the USS Monitor: Daniel Moore, African American Sailor and Hero

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 03.25.2012 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

Daniel Moore was one of the 16 sailors who went down with the USS Monitor. A former slave from Virginia, he enlisted in the Navy but would sadly have little time to enjoy his freedom before sacrificing his life in the service of his country.

Men of the USS Monitor: County Galway, Ireland is Home to Another American Hero

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 02.12.2012 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

Thomas Joice (who sometimes went by Joyce) was one of the 16 men who went down with the USS Monitor on Dec. 31, 1862. Some years ago, I researched him for a documentary and have continued to look into his past from time to time.

Touring the USS Monitor: George Frederickson of Denmark and Philadelphia

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 01.18.2012 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

It's fast approaching the 150th anniversary of the active service of the USS Monitor, which went down in a storm off the coast of North Carolina on New Year's Eve, 1862.

USS Monitor: Could William Bryan Be One of the Skeletons in the Turret?

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

Launched in Brooklyn on January 30, 1862 and lost in a storm off Cape Hatteras on December 31st of the same year, its legacy has far outlasted its duration.

Khubilai Khan's Lost Fleet Found in Japan

Jim Luce | Posted 06.20.2011 | Books
Jim Luce

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