RICHMOND, Va. —
Alberg — along with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Maritime Heritage Program and descendants of the surviving Monitor crew members — have pushed for the Arlington honors.
“It’s their final voyage,” Alberg said. “They sailed out in 1862 and never made it home, and now they’re finally being laid to rest 150 years later.”
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The USS Monitor Center at The Mariners’ Museum: http://www.marinersmuseum.org/uss-monitor-center/uss-monitor-center.