Ship Model: Congress (on base)

Object Number: 
INV.14763
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 41 x 54 1/2 x 22 in. ( 104.1 x 138.4 x 55.9 cm )
Description: 
U.S. frigate "Congress", painted wood model of frigate with three masts and complete rigging.
Gallery Label: 
The original U.S. frigate, Congress, was made at Portsmouth, N.H., 1839-1841, and was beached and burned during the fight with the Merrimac in Hampton Roads, Va., March 8, 1962. This model was made by a sailor who served on board the Congress and it was offered for sale at a fair during the Civil War for the benefit of wounded Union soldiers and sailors.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Charles H. Voorhees, 1950
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group