The Monitor and the Merrimac
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The Monitor and the Merrimac by Fletcher Pratt

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Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English


  • Ericsson, John, -- 1803-1889,
  • Merrimack (Frigate),
  • Monitor (Ironclad),
  • Hampton Roads, Battle of, Va., 1862

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Edition Notes


Statementillus. by John O"Hara Cosgrave II.
SeriesLandmark books
The Physical Object
Pagination185 p.:
Number of Pages185
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23266905M

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