March 22, 2013

2 Sailors from the USS Monitor Finally Buried

 The remains of two sailors found in the gun turret of the USS Monitor, 11 years ago will finally be buried after an extensive forensic analysis attempting to identify the men. The USS Monitor, colloquially known as the "cheesebox on a raft," was a Civil War ironclad best known for its revolutionary, revolving gun turret.  The vessel was lost at sea in December of 1862 and wasn't recovered until 1973.

The analysis revealed that the men were Caucasian and not men of elevated rank. One man was also wearing two different shoes.  

    
 

Read the full CNN article here.

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