|Object Name||Model, Ship|
CSS Virginia [USS Merrimac];
|Description||The ship model is made of wood (pine?) of the USS Merrimack / CSS Virginia. The top is painted black and has a full complement of guns, two life boats, smoke stack, deck rail, one wing propellor, and moveable rudder. A paper label attached to the side reads: "A model of the Merrimac. The vessel which revolutionized the naval architecture of the world."|
|Dimensions||H-4 W-2.5 L-15 inches|
|Owner Regiment||CSS Virginia / USS Merrimac|
The model is of the Confederate ironclad, the "Merrimack-Virginia" (CSS Virginia). It is made of wood (pine?) of the USS Merrimack / CSS Virginia.
The label attached to the model reads, "A model of the Merrimac. The vessel which revolutionized the naval architecture of the world."
Confederate States Navy
Battle of Hampton Roads