When the turret of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor was raised by divers in 2002, a grim discovery was made: the remains who two sailors who died when the ship sank in 1862.
The U.S. Navy transferred the remains to a military morgue in Hawaii, where scientists attempted to use modern technology to identify the men. Though much was learned about the men and how they lived, their identity remains a mystery.
To coincide with the anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads on March 9, 1862, when the Monitor fought the Confederate ironclad USS Virginia, a military funeral for the two sailors from the Monitor was held at Arlington National Cemetery on March 8, 2013.
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