Civil War Sailors of the USS Monitor Buried in Arlington With Full Honors (photos)

(all photos by Jeff Malet)
Jeff Malet
(all photos by Jeff Malet)

Two crewmen of the USS Monitor were laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery March 8, 150 years after the famous ironclad sank off North Carolina during the Civil War. The Monitor made history when the Union ship fought the Confederate ship Virginia in the first battle between two ironclads on March 9, 1862. The battle was declared a draw. The Monitor sank nine months later in rough seas, killing the 16 men on board. The remains of two sailors were retrieved when the rusted hulk of the ship was recovered off the ocean floor in 2002. On Friday at about 5:30 PM, the remains of the still unidentified crewmen were given a funeral at Arlington National Cemetery with full honors. Several civil war and period reenactors added color to the spectacle.

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Mar 13, 2013 at 9:45 AM B. D. Dunn

Where did the flag go as there was no family to present it to?

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