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Artist's depiction of the Monitor and Merrimac, Hampton Roads, Virginia, circa 1951-1980

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Alternate title:Monitor and Merrimac, first battle of ironclad warships, Hampton Roads, Virginia
Summary:Artist's depiction of the Monitor and Merrimac, Hampton Roads, Virginia, circa 1951-1980. Painting of the battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac warships. Caption reads: "Monitor and Merrimac, first battle of ironclad warships, Hampton Roads, Virginia - The Merrimac's mission was to destroy the Union fleet and to starve Fort Monroe into surrender. The Confederate ironclad sank two powerful wooden frigates near Newport News, drove another aground, and chased two others back to Fort Monroe. The Union Monitor did not arrive until after dark. Next day, March 9, 1862, the two ironclads fought a savage battle which lasted four hours and ended in a draw." Postcard number: 64232A.
Creator:Skinner, Thomas C.
Radcliffe, William
Provider:Miller's Camera Shop
Dexter Press
Century:1901-2000
Printing place:North America
United States of America
New York
West Nyack
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Virginia
Place of origin – Settlement:Williamsburg
Temporal subject: 1862-03-9
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Virginia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Hampton Roads
Topical subjects:United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Warships
Monitor (Ironclad)
Merrimack (Frigate)
Genre:Postcards
ArchivesUM location:Institute of American Deltiology postcard collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:War, Military
Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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