Monitor v. Merrimack
Folk Art Carving Between the Monitor v. Merrimack
C. Late 19thC
22 1/2 l, 7 3/4" ht, 2 1/2" d
Carved from walnut out of four assembled pieces. The battle of the Monitor and Merrimack, also called Battle of Hampton Roads, (March 9, 1862), in the American Civil War, was a naval engagement at Hampton Roads, Virginia, a harbour at the mouth of the James River, notable as history's first duel between ironclad warships and the beginning of a new era of naval warfare. A great folk art carving!