Overall: 10 5/8 x 6 5/8 x 1 3/8 in. ( 27 x 16.8 x 3.5 cm )
handwritten in ink: on paper affixed to surface of iron: "Fragment of the / Port Shutter of the / Original Monitor"
handwritten in ink: on paper affixed below relic: "After the engagement between / the "Monitor" & "Merrimac", the port / shutter of the "M
Square piece of iron from the port shutter of the naval vessel U.S.S. "Monitor"; mounted in wooden frame with handwritten inscriptions.
Gift of Mrs. Francis Rogers
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