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Object Name Safe, Match
Catalog Number 0985.13.00084
Description The match safe is a carved rectangular box with a crest and sides done in a Gothic fretwork design. A paper label is pinned to the bottom, which relates the match safe's history.
Dimensions H-4.75 W-4.125 D-1.875 inches
Owned owner/user unknown
Owner Regiment CSS Virginia / USS Merrimac
Event Battle of Hampton Roads
Provenance The match safe is made of wood from the CSS Virginia (USS Merrimac).
Search Terms Battle of Hampton Roads
Confederate States Navy
Subjects navies
Iron-clad vessels
Ironclads
souvenirs