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Photo # NH 42218:  CSS Virginia destroys USS Congress. Painting by Xanthus Smith.

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EVENTS -- THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR -- ACTIONS IN HAMPTON ROADS - JAMES RIVER AREAS --

CSS Virginia destroys USS Cumberland and USS Congress, 8 March 1862 (Part II)


This page features more images of the battle between CSS Virginia and the Federal warships Cumberland and Congress, 8 March 1862.

For additional pictorial coverage of this action, see:

  • CSS Virginia destroys USS Cumberland and USS Congress, 8 March 1862.


    If you want higher resolution reproductions than the digital images presented here, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

    Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image.

    Photo #: NH 58725

    CSS Virginia (1862-1862)


    Halftone of an artork published in Fiveash, "Virginia-Monitor Engagement", Norfolk, Va., 1907. It depicts the ship steaming past the Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Virginia, on her way to engage USS Cumberland and USS Congress off Newport News, 8 March 1862.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 131KB; 740 x 565 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 42218

    CSS Virginia destroying USS Congress, 8 March 1862


    Painting by Xanthus Smith, depicting Virginia at left, firing into the Congress. The masts of the sunken USS Cumberland are in the right background. Other Confederate warships are visible in the distance, toward the left.

    Collection of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1936.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 88KB; 740 x 465 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 55328

    Burning of USS Congress, 8 March 1862


    Line engraving after a painting by J.O. Davidson, published 1892 with the permission of C. Klackner, New York. It depicts Congress burning, with crewmen swimming toward shore, after she was attacked by CSS Virginia, which is visible in the right background.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 144KB; 440 x 765 pixels

    Note
    that the original print has been damaged by abrasion in its lower right.

     
    Photo #: NH 42216

    CSS Virginia engages USS Congress, 8 March 1862


    Oil painting by F. Muller, photographed in the offices of the Senate Naval Affairs Committee during the later 1920s or the 1930s.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 121KB; 740 x 605 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 42224

    "Virginia returning to Hampton Roads from James River to attack Congress. Newport News Batteries silenced"


    Halftone reproduction of an artwork, published in Fiveash, "Virginia-Monitor Engagement", Norfolk, Va., 1907. It depicts CSS Virginia's destruction of USS Cumberland and USS Congress off Newport News, Virginia, on 8 March 1862.

    U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

    Online Image: 129KB; 740 x 515 pixels

     

    For additional pictorial coverage of this action, see:

  • CSS Virginia destroys USS Cumberland and USS Congress, 8 March 1862.


    If you want higher resolution reproductions than the digital images presented here, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."


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