Knife

Date:
ca. 1890
Creator:
Meridan Cutlery, S. Hyman and Co.
Description (physical):

Knife. Silver ~ sterling | mother of pearl. L: 9.375 Inches, W: 8.75 Inches. Stamped inscription on left side: MERIDAN CUTLERY CO./[scroll] 1885 [scroll]/ 12

Location:
720 Sheridan Avenue,Wyoming,Cody,82414
Identifier:
1.69.2719.1
Institution:
Buffalo Bill Historical Center
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Knife

Date:
c. 1862
Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike,Pennsylvania,Gettysburg,17325
Identifier:
2010.0124.0074
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park
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Pocket Knife

This is a sterling silver pocket knife, with a 4.5cm blade, and a floral pattern on the back of the handle.

Description (physical):

Material: Metal, Silver. L: 13.9cm (open), 8.1cm (closed), W: 1.4cm.

Location:
5801 Oxford Road Glen Echo,Maryland 20812
Identifier:
CLBA 1047
Institution:
National Park Service

Drafting Set

Both Robert E. Lee and his oldest son, George Washington Custis Lee, were graduates of the US Military Academy, the finest engineering school in the country at the time. Drafting tools of this type were essential possessions of both men. R. E. Lee was an accomplished engineer. His improvements to the Mississippi River at St. Louis, Missouri saved that city from financial ruin and helped keep that “Gateway to the West” open. He also worked on fortifications in Savannah, GA, Baltimore, MD and New York City.

Description (physical):

Mahogany, brass, paper. L 21.8, D 12.7, H 4.8 cm

Location:
Arlington National Cemetery Arlington,Virginia 22211
Identifier:
2010.0002.0015
Institution:
Arlington House-The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Knife

Date:
c. 1862

One of many pocket knives recovered.

Description (physical):

Bone, ferrous metal. L 18.9, L Blade 9.5, W 2.5 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0037
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Knife

Date:
c. 1861
Creator:
U.S. Navy

Many of these square bladed knives used for cutting rope were found on board the Cairo.

Description (physical):

Ferrous metal. L 2.11, W 2.9 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0017
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park