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"Arkansas Toothpick" bowie knife with wooden handle and metal blade. This type of knife was popular in the Civil War, especially with Confederates. The donor, John P.T. Davis was a 2nd Lieutenant in Company H of the 52nd Indiana Infantry Regiment. In addition to Kentucky, Mississippi, and Alabama, the regiment fought at the Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee, in 1862. Davis collected this knife from that battlefield on February 15, 1862.
Item Number: 221683
KSHS Identifier: 1913.40.0
Collections - Museum
Date - 1861-1869 - 1862
Military - Wars - Civil War
Military - Wars - Civil War - Other States Units - 52nd Indiana Infantry Regiment
Objects and Artifacts - Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology - Armament - Armament, Edged - Knife - Bowie
Places - Other States - Tennessee
Thematic Time Period - Civil War, 1861-1865
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts - Tools - Knife