The Engagement Between the "Monitor" & "Merrimac" - Inventory Number: PRI 152
From Samuel M. Schmucker's The History of the Civil War in the United States. Revised and completed by Dr. L. P. Brockett. Philadelphia: Jones Bros. & Co. and Chicago: Zeigler, McCurdy & Co, 1865, 4 x 6 ¼. Engraving.
In 1863, even before the Civil War ended, historian Samuel Mosheim Schmucker (1823-1863) produced A History of the Civil War: with a preliminary view of its causes, and biographical sketches of its heroes. It contained a series of terrific engravings of scenes from the Civil War mezzotinted by John Sartain and his son Samuel. This unusual image of the battle between Monitor and the Merrimac is a good example of their work.
Inventory Number: PRI 152