Image Title: The Engagement between the "Monitor" and "Merrimac"
Hamilton, J. - Artist
Sartain, Samuel - Engraver
Naval engagement on March 9th, 1862, at Hampton Roads, Va. between the federal frigate "Merrimac" and the union's "Monitor". After a four-hour battle, both ships were damaged, but each side claimed victory. The battle is notable as history's first duel between ironclad warships and as the beginning of a new era in naval warfare.