"Terrific Engagement Between the 'Monitor' 2 Guns, and 'Merrimac' 10 Guns, in Hampton Roads, March 9th 1862."
Terrific Engagement Between the 'Monitor' 2 Guns, and 'Merrimac' 10 Guns, in Hampton Roads, March 9th 1862. The First Fight between Iron Ships of War. In which the Merrimac was crippled and the whole Rebel Fleet driven back to Norfolk. halftone copy of a lithograph by Currier & Ives, based on a drawing by F.E. Palmer, reproduced in the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, December 1941. This view of the battle between USS Monitor and CSS Virginia (ex-USS Merrimack) also depicts these features: Newport News (far left distance); USS Minnesota (left middle distance); Fortress Monroe (left center distance); CSS Jamestown & CSS Yorktown (right middle distance); Sewalls Point (far left distance). U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.