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Civil War Weapons

POW dagger, Virginia, ca. 1861

POW dagger, Virginia, ca. 1861

Item 84643 info
Maine Historical Society

An unidentified Maine soldier made this dagger while he was a prisoner at Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia, during the Civil War.

The Confederates often sent captured Union officers to Libby Prison, so they would be close to the seat of government of the Confederacy and available for questioning about troops and the Union war effort.


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