The Great Naval Battle Opposite the City of Memphis
- Creator: Alexander Simplot (1837-1914)
- Title: The Great Naval Battle Opposite the City of Memphis
- Date: 1862
- Historical Note: Alexander Simplot was a "special artist" who traveled with Union forces from 1861-1863. The painting shows the Union ironclad Monarch, one of five in the battle, in the foreground firing on Confederate Beauregard, which was a remodeled steamboat with cannons on the open-deck. Of the eight Confederate steamboats, all but one was lost. A pencil sketch of this naval battle, also by Simplot, was reproduced as an engraving in Harper's Weekly 28 June 1862.
- Institution: Chicago History Museum
- Publisher: Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
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