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NH 59221 "The Ericsson Battery 'Monitor' driving off the 'Merrimac'"

Photo #: NH 59221  "The Ericsson Battery 'Monitor' driving off the 'Merrimac'"
Title: "The Ericsson Battery 'Monitor' driving off the 'Merrimac'"
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Description: Photo #: NH 59221 The Ericsson Battery 'Monitor' driving off the 'Merrimac' Line engraving published in Harper's Weekly, January-June 1862, page 184-85, depicting the 9 March 1862 action in Hampton Roads, Virginia, between CSS Virginia and USS Monitor. The scene is rather inaccurate in scale and detail, most significantly showing other Federal warships much closer to the action than was actually the case. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 59221
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