Wood fragment from ship "Tennessee"
Overall: 3 1/4 x 18 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. ( 8.3 x 47 x 5.7 cm )
Hand written: on paper label: "Piece of Ceiling of Rebel Ram "Tennessee," Captured/ At Mobile Bay August 5, 1864/ Presented by [illeg. name] Navy/ [illeg. title]"
Long wood block (piece of ceiling) with inscribed label.
The inscribed label on this fragment indicates that it was part of the "Tennessee," a rebel ram that was captured by the Union Navy in Mobile Bay in 1864.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.