2 USS Monitor sailors to join Arlington unknowns

Posted: February 17, 2013 at 4:23 a.m.

The crew of the USS Monitor sit on the deck of the ship in this undated photograph. The ship sank off the North Carolina coast on Dec. 31, 1862. The remains of two Yankee sailors found in the ship’s turret will be buried on March 8, 2013, at Arlington Cemetery. Their identifies are not known. Illustrates MONITOR-BURIAL (category a), by Michael E. Ruane, (c) The Washington Post. Moved Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013. (MUST CREDIT: Library of Congress)

For 140 years, the two Yankee sailors lay entombed in the turret of the USS Monitor, doomed shipmates aboard the sunken Civil War vessel 40 fathoms down and 16 miles off Cape Hatteras.

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