Civil War Sailors Buried at Arlington

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Civil War Sailors Buried at Arlington Two unidentified sailors from the USS Monitor are set to be buried at Friday in Arlington National Cemetery on the 151th anniversary of ironclad's famous battle with the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia. The descendants of the 16 sailors who perished aboard the ship when it sank in a New Year's Eve storm in 1862 are grateful for the considerable interest in Friday's interment. A decade has gone by since the ship's turret was raised from the ocean floor in the waters off of Cape Hatteras in 2002. Efforts to identify the two sailors have proved unsuccessful so far though it has been determined that they were Caucasians who stood about 5'7" tall, one was a young adult in his late teens to early 20's, the other in his 30's.

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