Item No: pdca00038
Title: The Engagement between the "Monitor" and "Merrimac"
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
Hamilton, J. R., active 1852-1866 - Artist
Sartain, Samuel, 1830-1906 - Engraver