Monitor vs. Merrimac
The New era of warships
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
Gladly, there was no casualties or deaths. only one commander happened to get blind but no one suffered death.
Commander of the Monitor
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
Buchanan was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the fifth child and third son of a physician, George Buchanan and Laetitia McKean Buchanan.midshipman in 1815, was promoted to lieutenant in 1825, commander in 1841 and captain in 1855.