Wood fragments from the "Merrimac"
Overall: 2 x 1/4 in. ( 5.1 x 0.6 cm )
Two wood fragments wrapped in paper inscribed with note explaining that the wood is from the Merrimac.
Gift of Herbert D. Halsey
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"
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