The Engagement between the "Monitor" and "Merrimac"

Historical Images of Philadelphia Americana
The Engagement between the

Item Info

Item No: pdca00038
Title: The Engagement between the "Monitor" and "Merrimac"
Media Type: Engravings
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Naval engagement on March 9th, 1862, at Hampton Roads, Va. between the federal frigate "Merrimac" and the union's "Monitor". After a four-hour battle, both ships were damaged, but each side claimed victory. The battle is notable as history's first duel between ironclad warships and as the beginning of a new era in naval warfare.

HMI Civil War 1

Creation Year: ca. 1863
Creator Name: Hamilton, J. R., active 1852-1866 - Artist
Sartain, Samuel, 1830-1906 - Engraver