Battle of the Monitor and the Merrimac

The Battle Between the "Monitor" and the "Merrimac," in Hampton Roads

Black-and-white illustration from Harper's Weekly, April 12, 1862 issue, showing the battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac in Hampton Roads.

Caption: The Battle Between the "Monitor" and the "Merrimac," in Hampton Roads, March 9, 1862. Drawn by Sergeant Charles Worret, Twentieth Regiment New York Volunteers. [Ships and landmarks are labeled.]

Source: Illustration from Harper's Weekly, April 12, 1862, page 237

An enhanced version of the image above, showing the Battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac, but with the label numbers enlarged and in red.

In this version of the image, the number labels corresponding to the identifications below have been added in red. (Note: Items 7 and 18 could not be identified, so those numbers don't appear.) Landmarks and ships are labelled as follows:

  1. Sewall's Point Battery, 30 guns
  2. Craney Island Battery, 42 guns
  3. Yorktown
  4. Jamestown
  5. Monitor
  6. Merrimac
  7. Large Rebel Camp
  8. Minnesota aground
  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. Lorenzes
  15. Roanoke
  16. Rip Raps
  17. French Man-of-War
  18. Whitehall

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Last Updated: March 14, 2012