Ship Model: Congress (on base)

Ship Model: Congress (on base)
Title
Ship Model: Congress (on base)
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. Charles H. Voorhees, 1950
Object Number 
INV.14763
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group