“The Merrimac (I)”


"The Merrimac she went out; The Yankees wa'n't a-thinking. The fust thing the Yankees knew, the Cumberland was a-sinking... Holler, boys, oh, holler! ... You ought to seen her go down." The Merrimac sinks the Congress also

Historical references

  • March 8, 1862 - U.S. frigates Congress and Cumberland sunk by the CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimac). The Minnesota runs aground; had not the Monitor arrived the next day, the Merrimac would have sunk that ship also


  1. BrownII 226, "The Merrimac" (1 text, probably fragmentary)
  2. Roud #6569
  3. BI, BrII226


Author: unknown
Found in: US(SE)