today’s image: The Monitor vs. the Merrimack (Image Published by Currier & Ives, c1862 (Library of Congress))


The Monitor vs. the Merrimack

Two armored ships face off for the first time as the turreted Union ironclad Monitor engages Virginia — a Confederate casemate ram built on the salvaged hull of the former Union steam frigate Merrimack — at the Battle of Hampton Roads on March 9, 1862.

Image Published by Currier & Ives, c1862 (Library of Congress)

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