Wood fragment from Merrimac

Object Number: 
ca. 1862
Wood, paper
0verall: 41.9 x 61.3 x 72.9mm (1 5/8 x 2 7/16 x 2 7/8 in.)
According to the label affixed to this piece, it is a fragment from the COnfederate vessel Merrimac, which was defeated by U.S.S. Monitor 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