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Matting from the U.S.S. "Cumberland"

Object Number: 
1926.94
Date: 
1860-1862
Medium: 
Jute
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/8 x 7 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. ( 0.3 x 18.4 x 13.3 cm )
Description: 
Rectangle of braided jute matting from the maintop of the U.S. sailing frigate "Cumberland," rammed and sunk by the Confederate ironclad "Merrimac"in 1862.
Gallery Label: 
This section of matting is from the maintop of the U.S. sailing frigate "Cumberland," which was rammed and sunk by the Confederate ironclad "Merrimac" in Hampton Roads, Virginia, March 8, 1862.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Charles S. Fairchild
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group