Photo #: NH 574
USS Monitor (1862)
Crewmen relaxing on deck, while the ship was in the James River, Virginia, on 9 July 1862. View looks forward on the starboard side, with the gun turret beyond.
Note men playing checkers at right. Another man is reading a newspaper by the starboard smokestack.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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21 March 2001