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Fragment from the "Merrimac" w/label

Object Number: 
INV.834
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 8 1/4 x 2 in. ( 2.2 x 21 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
written: "Piece of the Keel of the MERRIMAC"
Description: 
Wood fragment with inscribed paper label.
Gallery Label: 
According to the label affixed to this fragment, it was part of the keel of the ironclad Confederate ship "Merrimac."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group