Two views of CSS Virginia in action, 8 & 9 March 1862
Line engravings published in The Soldier in Our Civil War, Volume 1, pages 246-47. The upper view depicts the 8 March 1862 action off Newport News, Virginia, in which Virginia sank USS Cumberland and set USS Congress afire. The lower view depicts the battle between Virginia and USS Monitor in Hampton Roads on 9 March 1862. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.