Monitor vs. Merrimac

The New era of warships


The battle of the Monitor vs. the Merrimac warships took place in Virginia in March 9, 1862. At the Harbour at the mouth of the James River

Forces Involved: 2. It was the Northern vs. the South or also called the Union

Who Won??

Sadly, none of the two warships had a victory. both of them, after the battle, thought that the opposite side had surrender which they didn't but that how they took it so there was no victory for any of them

Significance: the significance of this battle was that after it was done and proved that both brand new ships could fight like that, that led to the revolution of Warships

No Casualties.

Gladly, there was no casualties or deaths. only one commander happened to get blind but no one suffered death.

Commander of the Monitor

Lieutenant John Warden.

His oldest son was John Lorimer Worden, Jr. (1845–1873), who served as a volunteer captain in the U.S. Army during the Civil War and later as a first lieutenant in the regular army until his death in 1873. The second son was Daniel Toffey Worden (1847–1914), a Wall Street stock broke

Commander of the Merrimac

Commodore Franklin Buchanan.

Buchanan was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the fifth child and third son of a physician, George Buchanan and Laetitia McKean Buchanan.


The Buchanan side of his family arrived in the United States from Scotland. He became a midshipman in 1815, was promoted to lieutenant in 1825, commander in 1841 and captain in 1855.