Caption on reverse: 'Picture taken on board the U.S.S. Wabash, in the harbor of Port Royal, South Carolina in 1862, and presented by J. C. Vail of Morristown, N.J. to Senator H. A. du Pont of Delaware in memory of Rear-Admiral S. F. Du Pont, April 1908.' The men are identified as follows, from left to right: Captain Christopher R. P. Rodgers, commander of the Wabash; Admiral S. F. Du Pont, commander of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron; Lieutenant Samuel W. Preston, Admiral's aid; Secretary Alexander McKinley, Admiral's secretary; Lieutenant Thomas H. Corbin, Executive Officer of the Wabash; Paymaster John S. Cunningham, Fleet Paymaster; Lieutenant Alexander S. Mackenzie, of the Wabash; Surgeon George Clymer, Fleet Surgeon; Assistant Surgeon Philip R. Voorhees, of the Wabash; Lieutenant Lloyd Phoenix, of the Wabash; Commander William Reynolds, of the Vermont; and Lieutenant John S. Barnes, of the Wabash.
Drawing depicting the plan and end views of the proposed Confederate ironclad 'Merrimac No. 2.' The drawing includes technical information regarding the ship's displacement and dimensions. This proposed ironclad modeled from the C.S.S. Virginia (Merrimac) but was never actually built.