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Confederate iron armor from the USS Merrimack (later CSS Virginia) with label depicting its provenan

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Non-wreck Artifacts Start Price:300.00 USD Estimated At:350.00 - 500.00 USD
Confederate iron armor from the USS Merrimack (later CSS Virginia) with label depicting its provenan
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This item SOLD at 2017 Nov 03 @ 13:12UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Confederate iron armor from the USS Merrimack (later CSS Virginia) with label depicting its provenance to an old Virginia family. 404 grams, 23" x 1-1/2". Rare artifact from the ironclad USS Merrimack (repurposed by the Confederacy as the CSS Virginia) with a very old label covered by tape on which is handwritten "Iron from the Merrimack given by MR. C.I. MILLARD to Griffith Dodson 1934." Accompanying letter (and photo from Mariner's Museum in Newport News) from Dodson's grandson states that a similar iron armor was given to his grandfather in the 1930s when the city of Norfolk salvaged the iron on the ship to raise revenue for the city during the Depression. With letter from grandson of former owner regarding a similar piece.