National Geographic : 1935 Feb
"SURRENDER? I HAVE NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT" John Paul Jones' stirring reply to the British captain during the historic sea duel between the Bon Homme Richard and the Serapis is inscribed on his monument at the foot of Seventeenth Street, near the Tidal Basin. AMERICA REMEMBERS ASWEDISH-BORN NAVAL ENGINEER John Ericsson's "cheesebox-on-a-raft," the Monitor, silenced the Merrimac in a memorable Civil War battle inHampton Roads. To-day agranite memorial to his inventive genius overlooks the Potomac near the Lincoln Memorial.