Ready for Action
Here, a line engraving, published in "Harper's Weekly", 1862, depicting the ship "Ready for Action" after her pilothouse was modified with angled armor plating around its sides.
Onboard USS Monitor
On the deck
Here, a lithograph by Closson Blake, after a painting by W.F. Halsall, depicting the two ironclads engaging at close range.
Courtesy of the U.S. Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C. Donation of Raymond Bayless, 1975.