Photo #: NH 60906
Monitors engage Confederate batteries on Sullivan's Island, Charleston, South Carolina.
Photographed from one of the Confederate emplacements, the ships are identified as (from left to right): USS Weehawken, USS Montauk and USS Passaic. The monitor on the right appears to be firing its guns.
Date is given as 8 September 1863, when other U.S. Navy ships were providing cover for Weehawken, which had gone aground on the previous day. She was refloated on the 8th after receiving heavy gunfire from the Confederate fortifications.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
Online Image: 59KB; 625 x 675 pixels
Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image.
If you want higher resolution reproductions than this digital image, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."
10 September 2001