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Wood fragments from the "Merrimac"

Object Number: 
Z.932
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Wood, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 1/4 in. ( 5.1 x 0.6 cm )
Marks: 
written: on paper: "Piece of the Rebel iron-clad gunboat 'Merrimack' cut by Henry Draper Esqu from a piece brought from fortress Munroe by President Lincoln, to Washington, from there to new York by Simeon Draper Esqr./ New York May 19th 1862, Monday"
Description: 
Two wood fragments wrapped in paper inscribed with note explaining that the wood is from the Merrimac.
Gallery Label: 
According to a note written on the paper wrapper in which this and other objects were found, it is a relic collected by Herbert D. Halsey, and was donated in 1941.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Herbert D. Halsey
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group