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Officers Meals - Officer Place Setting

Vicksburg National Military Park, National Park Service

Vicksburg National Military Park, National Park Service

Officers dined in a separate mess and had their own cook. The officer's mess had fine cutlery and china. Much of the china was made by J. Wedgewood. The silver was manufactured by Rogers and Brothers and the Hartford Manufacturing Company. Officers also had bottles of whiskey, rum, champagne, wine and soft drinks.

Serving Bowl [front left]
c 1862
China. H 10.5, Dia 17.8 cm
Vicksburg National Military Park, U.S.S. Cairo Museum , VICKC 328

Sauceboat [back left]
c 1862
Porcelain top: L 20.3, W 14.6, Base: L 12.7, W 8.6 cm
Vicksburg National Military Park, U.S.S. Cairo Museum , VICKC 322

Dinner Fork [front]
c 1862
Metal. L 19.7, W 2.5 cm
Vicksburg National Military Park, U.S.S. Cairo Museum , VICKC 718

Dinner Fork [rear]
c 1862
Metal, bone. L 16.8, W 1.75 cm
Vicksburg National Military Park, U.S.S. Cairo Museum , VICKC 1156

Soup Bowl
c 1862
Ironstone, H 3.3, Dia 21.6 cm
Vicksburg National Military Park, U.S.S. Cairo Museum , VICKC 317

Tablespoon [near right]
c 1862

Metal. L 21.6 cm; Max W of bowl 4.6 cm
Vicksburg National Military Park, U.S.S. Cairo Museum , VICKC 716

Teaspoon [far right]
c 1862
Silver. L 14.3 cm; W 3 cm
Vicksburg National Military Park, U.S.S. Cairo Museum , VICKC 1152

Cup
c 1862
China. H 7.8, Dia 9.4 cm
Vicksburg National Military Park, U.S.S. Cairo Museum , VICKC 323

Saucer
c 1862
Ironstone. H 3.2, Dia 16.2 cm
Vicksburg National Military Park, U.S.S. Cairo Museum , VICKC 319

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