"U.S. Gun Boats on James River covering the Retreat."
Photo #: NH 1853 U.S. Gun Boats on James River covering the Retreat. Engraving after a drawing by C. Parsons, published by Virtue, Yorston & Company, New York, circa the later 19th Century. It depicts the ironclads Monitor and Galena bombarding Confederate forces as General McClellan's army withdraws following the Battle of Malvern Hill, 2 July 1862. The other two ships visible are probably USS Aroostook (beyond Monitor's bow) and USS Jacob Bell (behind Monitor, at left). U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.