Civil War Mess Set, Used During Imprisonment at Libby Prison. Very unusual IDENTIFIED Civil War mess set, consisting of a plate, a fork, and a knife. The knife and fork have been wired onto the plate to keep everything together. Very likely put together for a GAR POST exhibition/museum c. A very common thing that was done by the CW vets during the GAR years.
IDENTIFIED IN THE ORIGINAL, OLD PAINT ON THE FRONT OF THE PLATE IS Mess plate & utencils as used by Andrew P. While he was a prisoner of the Rebels at the Libby Prison in 1865. Items and paint ID have great patina and appearance.Mess plate is an early style, and measures. Size is about 6 3/4 diameter. Condition shows their use and age, but I would rate very good overall.
A VERY RARE CIVIL WAR SOLDIER'S ACCESSORY WITH A GREAT HISTORY & USE IN THIS NOTORIOUS PRISON IN RICHMOND. A NICE ADDITION TO YOUR COLLECTION OF CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS PERSONAL ITEMS!!! This would make a great display and collection centerpiece. A very unique group of items with the identification.
It could tell some stories from the days in Libby as well as the days as part of the GAR collection. The item "Rare Civil War Soldier's IDENTIFIED MESS GEAR, LIBBY PRISON, NY Artillery, GAR" is in sale since Tuesday, January 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items".
The seller is "marvinsmom9" and is located in Hampden, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.