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Object Name PIKE
Catalog Number 0985.06.00105
Date 1861
Description The head of the pike is an iron leaf blade set into a round piece of wood with an iron collar just below the blade on the handle.
Material Wood/Metal/Iron
Dimensions L-17.5 Dia-1.5 inches
Owned George Proctor Kane; Benjamin Butler
Made Winans Locomotive Works, Baltimore, Maryland
Event Pratt Street Riot
Provenance The pike blade and partial staff make up part of what was known as a "Marshall Kane" pike. "Kane" pikes were made at the Winans Locomotive Works in Baltimore, Maryland in 1861 to arm Southern sympathizers against the approach of Union troops and/or for the capture of Fort McHenry. Stored in City Hall, they were captured by Union General Butler when he occupied Baltimore in 1861. They were called "Marshall Kane" in honor of Baltimore Police Marshall George Proctor Kane.
People Kane, George Proctor
Butler, Benjamin Franklin
Search Terms Pratt Street Massacre
Pratt Street Riot
Baltimore Riot of 1861
Subjects Weapons