Metal fragment from U.S.S. Monitor

Object Number: 
2008.42.395
Date: 
ca. 1862
Medium: 
Metal, paper
Dimensions: 
0verall: 26.5 x 72.2 x 121.5mm (1 1/16 x 2 13/16 x 4 13/16 in.)
Description: 
Metal fragment; according to the paper label affixed to this piece, it is a plate from the turret of U.S.S. Monitor, discarded by Ericsson just after its victorious engagement with the Confederate vessel Merrimac in 1862.
Gallery Label: 
According to documentation in the Naval History Society records, this piece and three others were donated in 1921 by Harry Lydenberg, New York Public Library.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group