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The Battle of the Ironclads, Part 1: Building the Merrimack

  • Introduction to the Civil War

Tags U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

01/02/2019Chris Calton

Season 3, Episode 38

To combat the superior size of the United States Navy, the Confederacy believed that its best strategy was to build a technologically superior — if much smaller — Navy. The cornerstone of this strategy was to recover the USS Merrimack and plate it with iron, making it the first ironclad warship in North America.

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Chris Calton

Chris Calton is a 2018 Mises Institute Research Fellow and an economic historian. He is writer and host of the Historical Controversies podcast.

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