Action between the Merrimac, Cumberland, Congress and Minnesota, March 8, 1862

Unidentified artist, American, 19th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 0875 (Civil War)


Sheet: 30.3 x 41.4 cm (11 15/16 x 16 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Graphite pencil on paper

Not On View


Prints and Drawings



Artists of the Civil War- Chart of position of the four ships off Newport News.


UC in graphite: This unfinished drawing, supposed to reprecent the action between the Merrimac, Cumberland, Congress and Minnesota was found among the office drawings of the late Rebel Naval Constructor at the Norfolk Navy Band, and is forwarded to Harper's Weekly, (in the hope that it may be of some service to the Editor,) by the Union officer who found it.
The ships are each labeled in graphite. LC: The position of the ships in not quite correct.


1955, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 20, 1955)

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875