Nightly News   |  March 08, 2013

More than 150 years later, Civil War sailors buried at Arlington

Two unknown sailors from the Civil War, killed in 1862 when their ship, the ironclad USS Monitor sank, have been buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Their remains were discovered in the Union warship’s gun turret after it was raised from the ocean floor off the North Carolina coast in 2002. Today’s burial is the eve of the 151st anniversary of the fight between the Monitor and the Merrimack, in the Battle of Hampton Roads, March 9, 1862. NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski reports.

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