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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.
Quantity 1 item
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
Kit (set)
Creation Issued by: United States Army, 11th Minnesota Infantry Regiment (1864-1865), Company B
Subjects Owned/used by: Wilson, Lieutenant Wilford C.
Grand Army of the Republic, Acker Post No. 21
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
ID Number 8024.3