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Knife, Fork, and Plate from Libby Prison

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Artifacts
Date Posted: 12/28/2010

During the Civil War, Libby Prison held over 125,000 men, mostly Union officers. This knife, fork, and plate was issued to prisoner of war Colonel John S. Crocker, 93rd Infantry Regiment, New York Volunteers, by the commandant of Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia, and used by him at Libby and Salisbury prisons, 1862.


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