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EVENTS --THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR - ACTIONS IN HAMPTON ROADS
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Action between USS Monitor and CSS Virginia,
9 March 1862 (Part II-A)


This page features more images of the battle between USS Monitor and CSS Virginia, on 9 March 1862. It extends the coverage provided in the page Action between USS Monitor and CSS Virginia, 9 March 1862 (Part II), and, like that page, includes artworks with less-accurate depictions of one or more of the ships involved.

For other pictorial coverage of this action, see:

  • Action between USS Monitor and CSS Virginia, 9 March 1862

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    Photo #: NH 63239

    "Action between the Merrimac and the Monitor"


    Line engraving by J. Rogers after a drawing by A.C. Warren, published by Samuel Walker, Boston, 1862.
    It depicts CSS Virginia ("Merrimac"), at left, in battle with USS Monitor, in the center. At right is USS Minnesota, shown much closer to the action than was actually the case.
    Ships shown in the distance are identified on the print as (from left center to right center): CSS Jamestown, CSS Yorktown, USS Congress and USS Cumberland. The latter two had been sunk by the Virginia on the previous day.

    U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 117KB; 690 x 660 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 42209

    Battle between USS Monitor and CSS Virginia, 9 March 1862


    Photograph of a 19th Century painting by Walter.

    U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 124KB; 740 x 530 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 42210

    Battle between USS Monitor and CSS Virginia, 9 March 1862


    Photograph of a 19th Century painting by "an eye witness".

    Collection of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

    U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 117KB; 740 x 505 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 42211

    "The Great Fight Between the 'Merrimac' & 'Monitor', March 9th 1862."

    "The First Battle Between Iron Clad Ships of War."

    Lithograph by Currier & Ives, New York, 1862, "From a sketch furnished by F. Newman of Norfolk, Va.", depicting the action between USS Monitor and CSS Virginia (ex-USS Merrimack).

    Collection of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

    U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 110KB; 740 x 560 pixels

     
    Photo #: NH 42214

    "Monitor & Merrimac"


    Small (3.55 inches x 2.5 inches) engraving of the battle between USS Monitor and CSS Virginia (ex-USS Merrimack), in Hampton Roads, Virginia, 9 March 1862.

    Collection of Assistant Engineer R.C. Potts, donated by his daughter, Mrs. Noble Newport Potts, August 1945, by courtesy of R.W. Hands.

    U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command Photograph.

    Online Image: 121KB; 740 x 540 pixels

     


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