Terrific Engagement between Monitor and Merrimac

Frances Flora Bond Palmer, American, 1812 - 1876, after Currier and Ives, American, 1834 - 1907



Lithograph on wove paper

Image: 15 7/8 × 22 1/2 in. (40.3 × 57.1 cm)

Sheet: 19 1/8 × 25 3/8 in. (48.5 × 64.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Museum Purchase



North America, United States


19th century

Object Name




Not on view


Imprinted (beneath image), lower left: "F.F. PALMER, DEL."; lower right: "CURRIER & IVES, LITH. N.Y."; lower center: "Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1862 by Currier & Ives, in the Clerk's Office in the District Court of the United States, for the Southern District of New York." Title imprinted in stone, lower center: "TERRIFIC ENGAGEMENT BETWEEN THE "MONITOR" 2 GUNS, AND "MERRIMAC" 10 GUNS, IN HAMPTON ROADS, MARCH 9th 1862./ The First Fight between Iron Ships of War./ In which the Merrimac was crippled, and the whole rebel fleet driven back to Norfolk." Also, keyed below image: [left and left of lower center] "NEWPORT NEWS / MINNESOTA /FORTRESS MONROE/ [to right of lower center and right] REBEL STEAMERS JAMESTOWN & YORKTOWN/ SEWELL'S POINT"

Exhibition History

Boats, Trains and Things, Barrows Print Room, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 5-December 6, 1972.


Raymond G. Clifton (1895-1968), Pine Cupboard Antique Shop, Franklin, New Hampshire; sold to present collection, 1958.

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