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Identifier: soldierinourcivi01lesl Title: The soldier in our Civil War : a pictorial history of the conflict, 1861-1865, illustrating the valor of the soldier as displayed on the battle-field, from sketches drawn by Forbes, Waud, Taylor, Beard, Becker, Lovie, Schell, Crane and numerous other eye-witnesses to the strife Year: 1893 (1890s) Authors: Leslie, Frank, 1821-1880 Mottelay, Paul Fleury, b. 1841, ed Campbell-Copeland, T. (Thomas), ed Beath, Robert B. (Robert Burns), 1839-1914 Vandervoort, Paul. History of the Grand Army of the Republic Avery, I. W. (Isaac Wheeler), 1837-1897. History of the Confederate Veterans' Association Davis, A. P. History of the Sons of Veterans Merrill, Frank P. History of the Sons of Veterans Subjects: United States. Army United States. Navy Confederate States of America. Army Confederate States of America. Navy Grand Army of the Republic United Confederate Veterans Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Publisher: New York Atlanta : Stanley Bradley Pub. Co. Contributing Library: Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection Digitizing Sponsor: State of Indiana through the Indiana State Library View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: eceived a heavy shot near thewater-line. As sho approached, thefrigate sent a full broadside intoher, though with little effect, andreceived in return two heavy shellsin quick succession. One of theshells penetrated through fourrooms, oxpioding two charges ofpowder in its passage, and settingthe vessel temporarily on fire. Theother shell barely struck tho frigate,but passed through and explodedthe boiler of tho steam-tug Dragon,which lay alongside, trying to pullthe Minnesota off.As tho Merrimack wns abou t send-ing a third shell in the samo direction, tho Monitorapproached her, compelling a ehaugo of positionin tho engagement that was again renewed be-tween tho two batteries, and warding olt repeatedattempts made to run down the Minnesota. Dur-ing the munieuvres that followed, the Merrimackuould not bo gotten oft until about ton oclock in 01100 more got aground, and afforded the Monitor,the evening. Elforls were, at the same timo, mado for a while, a good opportunity to give her somo Text Appearing After Image: JOHN KlilCSSOfJ. side, jus! uhovo (he water-line, and hud damagedhoi-so seriously, that lugs bad lo bo culled to towhor i Fortress Monroe. Tho Roanoke did not participate in the engage-ment, as she groiK*..led at a point half way betweenFortress Monroo and Newport News, whonco sho lo got oil the Minnesota, but unnvaiiingly. The loss of (he Federals was :>Al killed, drownedand wounded, as against a total of only 17 on thoside of the Confederates. Anxiety was iiaturally great on all sides regardingthe immediate, future, uud many wero tho conjec-tures indulged in as lo what the Miconsorts would succeed in doing t] Despondency, which at Iho pros] 1-, ■ if n>i (ho Federal vessels, unine oclock in tho climiting battery wasMonroe. This battery, mimed tho Monitor, was of nuentirely original design, nnd hud been constructed,bv order of (be Federal Uovorumont, at tho Grcon-point (N.Y.) Ooiitinoiilal Works. Hor Hushdock lay but a few moll0B ubuvo tho water, and boronothing upon it but th Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.

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