The css merrimack & uss congress oil on canvas painting measures 21.75" x 25.75". This item is accurately reproduced from original works. This antiqued reproduction is hand-painted on canvas and framed in the proper period reproduction frame. CSS Virginia destroys USS Cumberland and USS Congress, 8 March 1862 at mid-day on 8 March 1862. The CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimack) steamed down the Elizabeth River from Norfolk and entered Hampton Roads. It was the newly converted ironclad's trial trip, a short voyage that would deeply influence naval opinion at home and abroad. It makes a great gift, impressive decoration and is ideal for any room featuring high quality nautical decor.