Mustard Bottle From USS Monitor

Several of these mustard bottles were discovered near the ship's galley, and one was found in the sediment near the ship. Starting in 1818 each sailor was allowed to buy two pounds of mustard and one quarter pound of pepper from the purser each year.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0073
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Pepper Bottle From USS Monitor

This pepper bottle was found in the sediment near the USS Monitor. Starting in 1818 each sailor was allowed to buy two pounds of mustard and one quarter pound of pepper from the purser each year.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0074
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Scientific American Ironclad Article

The first battle between ironclads was sensational news. On March 22, 1862, Scientific American not only devoted several pages to the Battle of Hampton Roads, but also described the construction of both ships and provided an editorial on Monitor's success.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0069
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Ericsson's Hand Lantern

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0072
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
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