Soldier's leather sewing kit
|Description||A "soldier's housewife" sewing kit made from a strip of leather with a twill-like finish and lined with silk. The kit was used by Lieutenant Wilford C. Wilson of the 11th Minnesota Infantry Regiment, Company B. The leather exterior is folded at one end to form a pocket; another pocket is formed from gathered silk at the opposite end. The kit is bound with cloth tape and has a wide ribbon for tying the kit closed. The kit has multiple wool needlekeepers sewn into the center and loose.
|Format||Content Category: artifacts
|Measurements||35 centimeters length
10.5 centimeters width
79.1 centimeters length ribbon tie
1.5 centimeters width ribbon tie
|Nomenclature||Sewing tools and equipment
|Creation||Issued by: United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 11th (1864-1865), Company B
Owned/used by: Wilson, Lieutenant Wilford C.
Grand Army of the Republic, Acker Post No. 21 (Saint Paul, Minn.)
Used in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Used during Civil War
Used in Minnesota, United States
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Household. Needlework. Sewing. Containers, Holders, & Boxes
|Dates||Creation: Approximately 1864 - Approximately 1865
Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865
|Notes||This is an example of a personal effect used during the U.S. Civil War.
|Holding Type||3D Objects|