Rivet in box w/ 2 docu: rivet from Steamer Merrimack, 1865

Object Number: 
INV.5409
Date: 
1860-1862
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 7/8 x 5/8 in. ( 2.2 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm )
Marks: 
insription: on accompanying note: "Rivet/from Steamer/Merrimack/apl 5/11/from R.C. Rathbone" inscription: on accompanying note: "Rivet from Steamer/Merrimack 1865"
Description: 
Brass rivet with accompanying note identifying it as a "rivet from Steamer Merrimack."
Gallery Label: 
This rivet may be from the confederate ironclad vessel "Merrimac," which was defeated by the ironclad "Monitor" during the Civil War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of R.C. Rathbone, 1911
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group