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“Shall we give them a broadside, my boys, as she goes?”

Inspired by the reports of the bravery of the USS Cumberland‘s crew against the might of the CSS Virginia on March 8, 1862 – and by the words supposedly uttered by Lt. George Upham Morris even as his ship was sinking beneath the waves, poet Elizabeth T. Porter Beach wrote the following lines sometime in […]

The Last Broadside

And so we begin. Today is the day the CSS Virginia steamed into history. We’ll discuss that later today – but for now, we will remember the men of the USS Cumberland in particular – but all those who fought that day, 150 years ago, today. Here are the lyrics to a song which was published in […]