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Published on Sep 7, 2010
William Frederick Keeler's first assignment as paymaster was aboard the ill-fated USS Monitor. His regular letters to his wife Anna during the ship's short life give a valuable insight into life aboard an ironclad ship. Fascinating clip from the BBC Timewatch programme The Iron Coffin. Watch more high quality videos on the BBC Worldwide YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/bbcworldwide