HARPER’S WEEKLY, NEW YORK, MARCH 22, 1862 – MONITOR & MERRIMAC

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Vol. VI.—No. 273. 16 pp. [177-192], four columns, with numerous stories, illustrations and cartoons. Front cover features story/portrait of “Lieutenant Worden, U.S.N., Commanding the “Monitor”, and well as a sketch of “The Ericsson Steel-Clad Battery “Monitor”—[see page 188]”. Centerfold features dramatic upper and lower illustrations—“The Rebel Steamer “Merrimac” Running Down the Frigate “Cumberland “Off Newport News.”---“The Ericsson Battery “Monitor Driving Off the “Merrimac”-See Page 183.”

Exhibits evidence of having been in a bound volume at some point; light chipping along right margin, and slight soiling along margins. Else good condition, minor scattered soiling. This is the Harper’s Weekly issue covering the most consequential naval battle of the Civil War.  [jp/lcd]

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