Knife and fork

These utensils were issued in 1862 to Prisoner-of-War Colonel John S. Crocker, 93rd New York Volunteers, by the commandant of Libby Prison. A knife and fork would become hard to find once prisons became overcrowded. Many prisons became notorious "hell holes."
Currently not on view
Object Name
knife and fork
Crocker, John S.
Physical Description
tin (overall material)
bone (overall material)
overall: 9 1/4 in x 1 in x 1/2 in; 23.495 cm x 2.54 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
related event
Civil War
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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