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Object Name Knife
Catalog Number 0985.04.00057d
Date 1863-1865
Description Knife carved from beef bone. It has a rounded top with flat blade and a cross hatch design on its handle. The knife is associated three other tools: a two-pronged fork (.57a), pocket knife (.57b), and a crochet needle (.57c).
Material Bone
Dimensions H-0.25 W-0.875 L-5.375 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