Re: merrrimac


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Posted by Ron Rinehart on July 21, 2005 at 17:06:03:

In Reply to: merrrimac posted by robert truax on April 08, 2005 at 18:20:37:

: I have this peice that looks like a horseshoe. On one side of it, it says merrimac 1862 and on the other it says Old Dominion I.& N.W. CO.. Maybe you could fill me in on some of the history of this peice. Thank you Bob

I have a book entitled "Tokens and Medals Commemorating the Monitor and Merrimac" by David Schenkman. The book has info on this item. It states that the piece was made at the Old Dominion Iron and Nail Works in Richmond Virginia around 1907, possibly for sale at the Jamestown Exposition. The author says he talked with a man who, as a youngster, had worked at the Old Dominion Iron and Nail Works. He recalled that the company had large sheets of iron which had been recovered from the Merrimac.(CSS Virginia)


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