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NH 91880-KN "The First Battle between 'Iron' Ships of War."

Photo #: NH 91880-KN "The First Battle between 'Iron' Ships of War."
Title: "The First Battle between 'Iron' Ships of War."
Description: The First Battle between 'Iron' Ships of War. Lithograph published by Henry Bill, 1862, depicting the battle between USS Monitor and CSS Virginia (called Merrimac on the print), in Hampton Roads, 9 March 1862. Other ships shown are USS Cumberland (sinking, at left), CSS Jamestown and Yorktown (center distance), USS Congress (right center, behind Virginia) and USS Minnesota (right). This artwork is rather inaccurate in historical detail and orientation, showing the other ships generally much closer to the main action than was actually the case and including Cumberland and Congress, both of which had been sunk on the previous day. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 91880-KN
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