CSS Virginia Model

CSS Virginia Model

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Description
Physical Description
1/4-scale model, wood with plastic parts.
General History
On April 21, 1861, Virginians claimed an abandoned navy yard at Norfolk, Virginia. There they found the sunken hull of the burned USS Merrimack. The Merrimack was raised and on June 23, 1861 the Honorable S. R. Mallory, Confederate secretary of the navy, ordered it to be converted to an ironclad. That ironclad was christened the CSS Virginia.
Object Name
model, ship
Other Terms
model, ship; Ship; Steam Screw; 10 Guns; Sail; Steam
date made
ca 1960
associated date
1862
maker
Arthur G. Henning Inc.
associated place
United States: Virginia, Norfolk
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14 in x 68 1/2 in x 11 in; 35.56 cm x 173.99 cm x 27.94 cm
ID Number
AF.58728N
accession number
235954
catalog number
58728-N
subject
Ships
Civil War
Civil War and Reconstruction
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Exhibition
Price of Freedom
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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