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NH 64088-KN USS Cumberland sunk

Photo #: NH 64088-KN USS Cumberland sunk by CSS Virginia (ex-USS Merrimack), 8 March 1862
Title: USS Cumberland sunk by CSS Virginia (ex-USS Merrimack), 8 March 1862
Description: USS Cumberland sunk by CSS Virginia (ex-USS Merrimack), 8 March 1862 ed lithograph by Currier and Ives, 1862, entitled The Sinking of the 'Cumberland' by the Iron Clad 'Merrimac', off Newport News, Va., March 8th 1862. 'Cumberland' went down with all her Flags flying: destroyed, but not conquered. Her gallant Commander Lieut. Morris calling to his crew 'Given them a Broadside boys, as she goes'. Courtesy of the Beverly Robinson Collection, U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis, Maryland. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 64088-KN
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