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Object Name Armor, Ship
Catalog Number 0985.13.00194
Description The piece of iron plating is from ship armor, now oxidized. With paper label adhered to one side: "MERRIMAC ARMOR".
Material Metal/Iron
Dimensions W-1.5 L-7 D-1 inches
Owned Blake Carter
Owner Regiment CSS Virginia
Made Tredegar Iron Works, Richmond, Virginia, CSA
Event Battle of Hampton Roads
Provenance The piece of ship armor came from the CSS Virginia. The donor, Blake Carter, worked as a clerk at Tredegar Iron Works during the war.
People Carter, Blake
Search Terms Confederate States Navy
Battle of Hampton Roads
Tredegar Iron Works
Richmond, Virginia
Subjects navies
Iron-clad vessels
Ironclads
souvenirs