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Object Name Knife, Pocket
Catalog Number 0985.04.00057b
Date 1863-1865
Description Pocket knife with two blades and a toothpick carved from beef bone. On both sides are carved lines. The pocket knife is associated three other tools: a knife (.57), fork (.57a), and a crochet needle (.57c).
Material Bone/Metal
Dimensions H-0.25 W-0.25 L-2.25 inches
Owned William Hays
Owner Regiment 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, Co. F
Made unidentified Confederate POW, Fort Delaware, Delaware
Provenance Made from beef bones by Confederate POWs at Fort Delaware who were captured with John Hunt Morgan. Dr. William Hays of Co. F, 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, was captured with Morgan (probably in 1863) and remained in the prison at Fort Delaware until the close of the war.
People unidentified Confederate POW
Hays, William
Search Terms Fort Delaware
Subjects POW's
Prisoners of war