The Virginia


Cross section and top view of the CSS Virginia drawn by John M. Brooke. From John Mercer Brooke, "The Virginia or Merrimac: Her Real Projector," (Southern Historical Society Papers, XIX (1891))


Still, William N. Jr. Iron Afloat: The Story of the Confederate Armorclads. Indianapolis:
Vanderbilt University Press, 1971. p.13.