Battle of the Monitor and the Merrimac

Sinking of the Cumberland

Black-and-white illustration from New York Illustrated News, March 29, 1862 issue, showing sinking of the Cumberland by the Merrimac.

Caption: Sinking of the United States Sailing Frigate Cumberland by the Rebel Iron-clad Monster Merrimac – The Crew of the Cumberland Fighting to the Last. Sketched by our special artist. – (See page 330 [for related story])

Source: Illustration from New York Illustrated News, March 29, 1862, page [321]

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Last Updated: March 7, 2012