Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Related Content
Document Type
  • Bibliography
Wars & Conflicts
  • Civil War 1861-1865
File Formats
  • Image (gif, jpg, tiff)
Location of Archival Materials

The Civil War


NH 64088-KN: USS Cumberland sunk by CSS Virginia
NH 64088-KN: USS Cumberland sunk by CSS Virginia (ex-USS Merrimack), 8 March 1862 ed lithograph by Currier and Ives, 1862, entitled The Sinking of the 'Cumberland' by the Iron Clad 'Merrimac', off Newport News, Va., March 8th 1862. 'Cumberland' went down with all her Flags flying: destroyed, but not conquered. Her gallant Commander Lieut. Morris calling to his crew 'Given them a Broadside boys, as she goes'. Courtesy of the Beverly Robinson Collection, U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis, Maryland. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

The links below represent a sampling of online resources throughout the NHHC site on the Civil War. Explore these resources to learn more about the significance of the Navy during the Civil War, read first-hand accounts of the conflict, and analyze technological developments of the time. Researchers wishing to consult additional sources may find the Civil War bibliography and biographical resource listing compiled by the Navy Department Library to be of interest.

The Autobiography of Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren thumbnail
click to download pdf (6.50 mb)

Additional Resources


Published: Fri May 14 12:39:15 EDT 2021