Picture of the Day: March 8 | HistoryNet

Picture of the Day: March 8

6/12/2006 • Picture of the Day

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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