Photo #: NH 59223 (complete caption)
"The Battle between the 'Monitor' and the 'Merrimac', in Hampton Roads, March 9, 1862"
Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", January-June 1862, page 237, based on a drawing by Sergeant Charles Worret, Twentieth Regiment New York Volunteers. The view looks approximately south, from over Fortress Monroe, and provides a panoramic view of the action, with many elements keyed to text below the picture.
Numbered features, as cited below the view, include: (Note: numbers 1-13 run across the upper part of the view, from left center to right)
1. Sewell's Point Battery, 30 Guns;
2. Craney Island Battery, 42 Guns;
3. CSS Yorktown;
4. CSS Jamestown;
5. USS Monitor;
6. CSS Virginia ('Merrimac');
7. Large Rebel Camp;
8. USS Minnesota aground;
9. Pig Point Battery;
10. Barrel Point Battery;
11. Burning of the Congress;
12. The Cumberland sunk;
13. Newport News Point and Camp;
14. St. Lorenze ... (small vessel near Minnesota);
16. Rip Raps (at far left);
17. French Man-of-War (left center);
Ships in the left foreground include USS Roanoke with Union transports and storeships.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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26 April 2001