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Object Name CHAIN
Catalog Number 0985.13.00332a
Description Black iron chain consisting of 148 oval links. The majority of links have a bar that is roughly hourglass-shaped across the minor axis; only 14 links are not barred. There is no pattern described by the layout of barred and non-barred links.
Material Metal/Iron
Dimensions W-6.5 L-82.5 Cir-6 inches
Owner Regiment USS Cumberland
Event Battle of Hampton Roads
Provenance Anchor chain of the USS Cumberland, sunk by the CSS Virginia on March 8, 1862. The USS Cumberland became the first victim of an ironclad warship in history. The chain was made at the Washington Navy Yard.
Search Terms Confederate States Navy
Battle of Hampton Roads
Subjects Navies