For more information about the USS Monitor, the USS Virginia, and the Battle of Hampton Roads, you may enjoy checking the websites of:
The USS Monitor Center at the Mariners’ Museum, Newport News, Virginia
Hampton Roads Naval Museum
U.S. Naval Historical Center
Naval History and Heritage Command
NOAA Ocean Explorer
National Geographic: “Iron vs. Oak”
John Ericsson Memorial, D.C.
John Ericsson Society New York
In addition to information researched on the websites listed above, the preceding text was compiled with information gathered from the following texts:
The Story of the Monitor: The First Naval Conflict Between Ironclad Vessels. William S. Wells.Issued by the Cornelius S. Bushnell National Memorial Association, New Haven, CT; 1899.
The Story of the Monitor and the Merrimac. Rev. Samuel C. Bushnell. New Haven, CT.
Aboard the USS Monitor: 1862 The Letters of Acting Paymaster William Frederick Keeler to His Wife, Anna. Naval Letters Series: Volume One. William F. Keeler. United States Naval Institute, Annapolis, MD, 1964.
Monitor: The Story of the Legendary Civil War Ironclad and the Man Whose Invention Changed the Course of History. James Tertius de Kay. Walker and Company, New York; 1997.
Wells, William S., Cornelius S. Bushnell, John Ericsson, and Gideon Welles. The Original United States Warship “Monitor.”: Copies of Correspondence Between the Late Cornelius S. Bushnell, Captain John Ericsson and Hon. Gideon Welles. Together with a Brief Sketch of Mr. Bushnell’s Life … Records Showing How the Plans of the Monitor Were Urged Upon the Government and Finally Adopted. New Haven, CT: Cornelius S. Bushnell National Memorial Association, 1899. http://archive.org/stream/originalunitedst00well – page/n5/mode/2up