PHOTO: NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER; LETTER: U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY MUSEUM

Voyage to Destiny

By Lieutenant Samuel Dana Greene, U.S. Navy
April 2007
The Monitor's executive officer recounted the ship's hazardous voyage to Hampton Roads and epic duel with the CSS Virginia in a letter he wrote to his parents five days ...
BEVERLEY R. ROBINSON COLLECTION

The Valparaiso Incident Reassessed

By Philip MacDougall
April 2007
On 28 March 1814, a pair of Royal Navy ships attacked and captured the USS Essex off Chile's coast. Ever since, the facts and legality of the affair have been ...
EARL H. TAYLOR

Pray for a Miracle

By Earl H. Taylor
April 2007
Escaping the quickly sinking USS Cooper (DD-695) after she was hit by a Japanese torpedo was just the beginning of one Sailor's harrowing ordeal off Leyte Island.
J. M. CAIELLA

On Our Scope

By Richard G. Latture, Editor-in-Chief
April 2007
When Naval History began publishing biannual historical travel packages last year, we knew it was only a matter of time before we'd feature eastern Virginia's tidewater area, a longtime center ...