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NH 58723 "Destruction of the Rebel Monster 'Merrimac' off Craney Island May 11th 1862"

Photo #: NH 58723  "Destruction of the Rebel Monster 'Merrimac' off Craney Island May 11th 1862"
Title: "Destruction of the Rebel Monster 'Merrimac' off Craney Island May 11th 1862"
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Description: Photo #: NH 58723 Destruction of the Rebel Monster 'Merrimac' off Craney Island May 11th 1862 Lithograph published by Currier & Ives, New York, circa 1862, depicting the explosion of CSS Virginia (ex-USS Merrimack) after she was set afire by her crew to prevent capture. Courtesy of the Beverly Robinson Collection, U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis, Maryland. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 58723
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