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Ship: CSS Virginia

CSS Virginia
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Confederate States Navy
Descriptionthe first steam-powered ironclad warship built by the CSN
Service1861-1862
BuilderJohn Luke Porter
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the first steam-powered ironclad warship built by the CSN

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John Simmons   •  13-Mar-23 2:51 PM
Marmaduke, Henry H. Born in Missouri. Appointed from Missouri. Resigned as acting midshipman, U. S. Navy, March 18, 1861. Midshipman, May 8, 1861, Master in line of pro- motion, October 15, 1862. Second lieutenant, January 7, 1864, to rank from August 24, 1863, First lieutenant Provisional Navy, June 2, 1864, to rank from January 6, 1864. Served on C. S. S. Virginia; participated in the battle of Hampton Roads, March 8-9, 1862. C. S. S. Chattahoochee, 1862-63. Abroad, 1863-64. Ordered September 19, 1864, to command C, S. S. Sampson, pro tem. ; detached October 15, 1864. Richmond, 1865.
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John Simmons   •  13-Mar-23 2:30 PM
Craig. William J. born in Kentucky. 1843 to 1878. Appointed from Kentucky. Resigned as acting midshipman, U. S. Navy, August 12, 1861. He was born in Woodford County, Kentucky and died there. Acting Midshipman, August 28, 1861,Passed Midshipman, January 8, 1864. Master in line of promotion Provisional Navy, June 2, 1864. Served on C. S. S. Virginia, 1862. C. S. S. Chattahoochee, 1862-63. Detached from C. S. S. Georgia, March 5, 1864, and ordered to C. S. S. Sampson. C. S. S. Savannah; detached .May 4, 1864. C. S. S. Virginia (No. 2), 1864. Mobile Squadron; surrendered May 4, 1865; paroled May 10, 1865. William was in the Confederate States Navy. He was an Acting Midshipman on the C.S S. Virginia also known as the Merrimac. hathitrust.orgHe was serving on that ship at the Battle of the Ironclads at Hampton Roads, Virginia in March of 1862.