Close
ThinkAdvisor

150 years later, Civil War sailors get Arlington burial

X
Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

A century and a half after the Battle of Hampton Roads, where the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia fought to a stalemate in the first clash of ironclad warships, two Union sailors will be buried in Arlington Cemetery. Their remains were found in 2002 during an effort to locate the gun turret of the Monitor, which sank in a storm off of Cape Hatteras, N.C., some nine months after battling the Monitor. Sixteen sailors perished in the sinking, and while the remains of these two sailors have not been positively identified, they are most likely to be the last Civil War veterans ever to be buried at Arlington.