Knife and fork

Description
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."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
knife and fork
user
Crocker, John S.
Physical Description
tin (overall material)
bone (overall material)
Measurements
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
AF*75528M
accession number
296035
catalog number
77528M
subject
Military
Civil War
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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