Photo #: NH 1052
Battle between USS Monitor and CSS Virginia, 9 March 1862
Lithograph by Kurtz and Allison, 1889, depicting the two ironclads in action in the center distance.
The scene includes the sinking of USS Congress, and the rescue of her crewmen by troops ashore, events which actually took place on the previous day.
Collection of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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25 April 2001