Battle of the Monitor and the Merrimack (from the History of the Civil War Medal Collection)
The medal's obverse design depicts two ironclad ships, the USS Monitor and USS Merrimack (renamed the CSS Virginia), engaged in battle. On the reverse, Confederate and United States flags are pictured intersecting at the top of the medal. Several rifles appear behind the flags, and the image of an eagle is placed at the center of the intersection. At the medal's bottom, a decorative border lines the edge.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
1 3/8 inches (diameter)
Materials and Techniques Display
coins & medals
obverse: BATTLE OF THE MONITOR AND THE MERRIMAC [sic]. / MARCH 9, 1862 reverse: THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR / History's first battle of / ironclad vessels ends in a / draw. The wooden warships / of the world suddenly / became obsolete.
Hampton Roads, Battle of, Va., 1862; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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