Piece of wood from the British prison ship "Jersey"

Piece of wood from the British prison ship "Jersey"
Title
Piece of wood from the British prison ship "Jersey"
Date 
1750-1780
Medium 
Wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 x 1 1/2 in. ( 15.2 x 3.8 cm )
Description 
Wood fragment.
Credit Line 
Gift of Elizabeth Stevens
Object Number 
1973.52
Gallery Label 
According to the donor, this fragment was taken from the "Jersey" a British prison ship that was anchored in Wallabout Bay and used to imprison captured Continental Army soldiers during the Revolutionary War.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group