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Hampton Roads
March 9, 1862 Battle of Hampton Roads

The duel of the ironclads, The Monitor and The Merrimac (CSS Virginia). First use of a turreted gun.
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February 3, 1865 On the River Queen five men, US President Abraham Lincoln, US Secretary of State William Seward, CS Vice-president Alexander Stephens, along with John Campbell and RMT Hunter discuss peace terms at the Hampton Roads Conference near Fort Monroe. The conference was a failure. Virginia
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Hampton Roads

Roads, at least as far as Hampton Roads is concerned, is short for roadstead, a British Naval term meaning a sheltered offshore anchorage area for ships. Hampton Roads is just off Chesapeake Bay on the James River.

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Hampton Roads was added in 2005



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