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|1.25k||Monitor takes leave of the Minnesota to engage the Virginia, 9 March 1862.||Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
Photo added 03/04/15.
|62k||Monitor in action with CSS Virginia, 9 March 1862.||U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. USNHC # NH 45973. Aquarelle facsimile print of a painting by J.O. Davidson. Collection of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.|
|69k||Battle between Monitor & CSS Virginia in Hampton Roads, Virginia, 9 March 1862. Lithograph by Closson Blake, after a painting by W.F. Halsall, depicting the two ironclads engaging at close range.||U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. USNHC # NH 1053. Collection of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.|
|152k||Monitor Grand March. Sheet music covers featuring the Battle between Monitor & CSS Virginia in Hampton Roads, Virginia, 9 March 1862.||Library of Congress photo # LC-USZ62-146, from the digital archives via Tom Kermen.|
|21k||John Lorimer Worden U.S.N. (Commander of the Monitor.||From the Brady-Handy Photograph Collection, Library of Congress photo # LC-BH832-6, from the digital archives via Tom Kermen.|
|446k||Engagement between Monitor and & CSS Virginia, 9 March 1862.||Contemporary print by C. Parsons, New York, after a drawing by J. Davies. USN photo # HD-SN-99-01841, from the Defense Visual Information Center, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.|
|39k||Monitor vs CSS Virginia, 9 March 1862.||U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. USNHC # NH 65686-KN. Courtesy of the Marine Midland National Bank. Painting by Rear Admiral John W. Schmidt, USN(Retired), 1967-68, located at the Marine Midland National Bank, Troy, New York.|
|76k||Combat Naval Livre sur la Rade de Hampton entre l'Escadre Federale et une Division de la Marine Confederee".
Colored lithograph by LeBreton, after a French officer's sketch, published in Paris, circa 1862. It depicts the 9 March 1862 battle between CSS Virginia,(called "Merrimac" on the print) and Monitor. Also shown are CSS Jamestown (left distance), Yorktown (center distance); Congress (right center distance); Cumberland (sunken in right center distance) and Minnesota (right). Congress had actually been set afire and destroyed by the Virginia on the previous day.
|U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. USNHC # NH 79549-KN. Courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.|
|110k||"The Great Fight Between the 'Merrimac' & 'Monitor', March 9th 1862."
"The First Battle Between Iron Clad Ships of War."
Lithograph by Currier & Ives, New York, 1862, "From a sketch furnished by F. Newman of Norfolk, Va.", depicting the action between Monitor and CSS Virginia.
|U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. USNHC # 42211. Collection of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.|
|48k||A watercolor by the artist Richard C. Moore entitled "The Monitor and Merrimac" depicting action between Monitor and Merrimac.||Photo courtesy of ship-paintings.com. Courtesy of the artist Richard C. Moore. |
|147k||1906 postcard Illustrated P.C. & Nov. Co. N.Y. entitled: Monitor and Merrimac First battle of Ironclads - Hampton Roads - 1862.||Postcard courtesy of Arnold A. Putnam.|
|175k||1907 postcard by American Colortype Co. N.Y. entitled: Battle between the Monitor and Merrimac.||Postcard courtesy of Arnold A. Putnam.|
|215k||"The Battle between the 'Monitor' and the 'Merrimac', in Hampton Roads, March 9, 1862".
Line engraving published in Harper's Weekly January-June 1862, page 237, based on a drawing by Sergeant Charles Worret, Twentieth Regiment New York Volunteers. The view looks approximately south, from over Fortress Monroe, and provides a panoramic view of the action, with many elements keyed to text below the picture. Numbered features, as cited below the view, include: (Note: numbers 1-13 run across the upper part of the view, from left center to right):
1. Sewell's Point Battery, 30 Guns;
2. Craney Island Battery, 42 Guns;
7. Large Rebel Camp;
9. Pig Point Battery;
10. Barrel Point Battery;
11. Burning of the Congress;
12. The Cumberland sunk;
13. Newport News Point and Camp;
14. St. Lorenze ... (small vessel near Minnesota);
16. Rip Raps (at far left);
17. French Man-of-War (left center);
Ships in the left foreground include Roanoke with Union transports and storeships.
|Photo courtesy of "Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War ", pg 256. Published by Fairfax Press and written by Henry M. Alden & Alfred H. Guernsey. Text courtesy of USNHC NH 59223.|
|127k|| "The Monitor's Heros at work in the Turret".|
Artwork published in "Deeds of Valor", Volume II, page 17, by the Perrien-Keydel Company, Detroit, 1907. It depicts turret crewmen of Monitor working their eleven-inch guns, during the battle with CSS Virginia, 9 March 1862.
|U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. USNHC # NH 79906.|
|97k||"U.S. Gun Boats on James River covering the Retreat."
Engraving after a drawing by C. Parsons, published by Virtue, Yorston & Company, New York, circa the later 19th Century. It depicts the ironclads Monitor, and Galena bombarding Confederate forces as General McClellan's army withdraws following the Battle of Malvern Hill, 2 July 1862. The other two ships visible are probably Aroostook [beyond Monitor's bow] and Jacob Bell [behind Monitor, at left].
|U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. USNHC # 1853.|
|769k|| View on deck looking forward on the starboard side, while the ship was in the James River, Virginia, 9 July 1862. The turret, with the muzzle of one of Monitor's two XI-inch Dahlgren smoothbore guns showing, is at left. Note dents in turret armor from hits by Confederate heavy guns and crewmembers atop the turret.
Officers at right are (left to right): Third Assistant Engineer Robinson W. Hands, Acting Master Louis N. Stodder, Second Assistant Engineer Albert B. Campbell (seated) and Acting Volunteer Lieutenant William Flye (with binoculars).
|Text courtesy of U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph USNHC # 61923. Photo # HD-SN-99-01842 from the Defense Visual Information Center, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.|
|112k||Crewmen relaxing on deck, while the ship was in the James River, Virginia, on 9 July 1862. View looks forward on the starboard side, with the gun turret beyond. Note men playing checkers at right. Another man is reading a newspaper by the starboard smokestack||U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. USNHC # 574.|
|90k||Crewmembers cooking on deck, in the James River, Virginia, 9 July 1862. This view looks forward from the port quarter, with the port side blower hatch in the foreground, the two smokestacks in the middle distance and the turret beyond. The sailor standing atop the turret is holding a telescope. Note cookstove supported on bricks at left and awning above the turret.||U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. USNHC # 73688. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. Photographed by James F. Gibson.|
|179k||Capt. W.N. Jeffers on the deck of the Monitor in the James River, Virginia on 9 July 1862. (Notice what appears to be a dent from a cannon ball on the right).||Photo by James F. Gibson from the Library of Congress digital archives via Tom Kermen.|
|131k||Monitor's officers.||Photo by James F. Gibson from the Library of Congress digital archives via Tom Kermen.|
|109k||John Driscoll, veteran of fight between Monitor & Merrimac pointing to spot in Hampton Roads where battle occurred.||Library of Congress photo # LC-DIG-hec-06643 & text courtesy of the Harris & Ewing Collection.|
|806k||Crew of Monitor on James River, Virginia, Photographic Mounting Card.||Image # 524442a from the National Archives at College Park, (NARA) courtesy of Bill Gonyo.|
|873k||Civil War wood-cut engraving/print is titled "BALLOON VIEW OF THE ATTACK ON FORT DARLING, IN THE JAMES RIVER, BY COMMANDER ROGERS'S GUN-BOAT FLOTILLA, GALENA, MONITOR, ETC.", published in Harper's Weekly, May 1862.||Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.|
|1.45k||Civil War wood-cut engraving/print is titled "THE SECOND TRIP OF THE MERRIMAC--SCENES AT AND AROUND FORTRESS MONROE", published in "Harper's Weekly", May 1862.||Photo courtesy of Tommy Trampp.|
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