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Launch of the Merrimac...
Item # 627566
July 14, 1855
BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, July 14, 1855
* USS Merrimack launching
* CSS Virginia ironclad warship fame
The front page has a nice print captioned: "Launch of the U.S. Steamer Merrimac..." with a related article. This was the ship that would letter be refitted to become the ironclad ship in the Confederate navy and would engage the Monitor in the very first battle of ironclads, opening a new era in naval warfare.
Other prints within include: "Departure from Suez Once the Resident of Napoleon Bonaparte" "Island of Ivica" "Island of Majorca" "Lake Dunmore House at Salisbury, Vermont" "Bayonet Drill of the...Cadets...on Boston Common" plus more.
Sixteen pages, nice condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War