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Object Name Knife, Pocket
Catalog Number 0985.13.01898
Description Pocket knife: wooden handle with white metal blade and other components. Originally had two blades; the shorter blade has been broken off, leaving a single longer blade. The knife has wooden grips with nickel-plated end caps. "L. ADAM / 3d Co W. VA." is carved in the wood handle. "MAPPIN / BROTHERS / SHEFFIELD" stamped on the base of the broken blade. Something to the effect of "R. GIL" is stamped on the remaining blade.
Dimensions W-0.5 L-4 inches
Owned L. Adam (tentative); Richardson family
Owner Regiment 3rd Co., West Virginia
Made Mappin Brothers
Provenance A member of the Richardson family owned and used this pocket knife in the war.

Possibly owned/used by L. Adam of the 3rd Co. West Virginia (based on inscription).
People Adam, L.
Richardson family