Hampton Roads order of battle

The following forces and commanders fought at the Battle of Hampton Roads, Virginia, March 8–9, 1862.


US Army (stationed at Fort Monroe)[1]

US Navy[2]


CS Navy[4]


  1. ^ ORA I, v. 9, p. 5
  2. ^ ORN I, v. 7, pp. 3–32.
  3. ^ Davis, Duel between the first ironclads, p. 72.
  4. ^ Scharf, History of the Confederate States Navy, p. 158.
  5. ^ Technically, Virginia had no captain during the battle; see Still, Iron afloat, p. 24.


  • Davis, William C. Duel between the first ironclads. Doubleday, 1975.
  • Scharf, J. Thomas, History of the Confederate States Navy from its organization to the surrender of its last vessel; its stupendous struggle with the great Navy of the United States, the engagements fought in the rivers and harbors of the South and upon the high seas, blockade-running, first use of iron-clads and torpedoes, and privateer history. New York, Rogers & Sherwood, 1887; reprint, Random House, 1996.
  • Still, William N. Jr., Iron afloat: the story of the Confederate armorclads. Vanderbilt University, 1971; reprint, University of South Carolina, 1985. ISBN 0-87249-616-3