Wood fragments from the "Merrimac"

Wood fragments from the "Merrimac"
Title
Wood fragments from the "Merrimac"
Date 
1860-1865
Medium 
Wood, paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 x 1/4 in. ( 5.1 x 0.6 cm )
Description 
Two wood fragments wrapped in paper inscribed with note explaining that the wood is from the Merrimac.
Credit Line 
Gift of Herbert D. Halsey
Object Number 
Z.932
Marks 
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"
Gallery Label 
According to a note written on the paper wrapper in which this and other objects were found, it is a relic collected by Herbert D. Halsey, and was donated in 1941.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group