Collections items are not for sale. A photo reproduction can be purchased.
Soldier's leather sewing kit
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.
Content Category: artifacts
35 centimeters length
10.5 centimeters width
79.1 centimeters length ribbon tie
1.5 centimeters width ribbon tie
sewing tools and equipment
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, Department of Minnesota, Acker Post No. 21 (Saint Paul, Minn.)
Used in: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Used during: Civil War, 1861-1865
Used in: Minnesota, United States
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Household. Needlework. Sewing. Containers, Holders, & Boxes
Creation: Approximately 1864 - Approximately 1865
Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865 (Civil War)
This is an example of a personal effect used during the U.S. Civil War.
|Holding Type||3D Objects|
8024.3 (Accession Number)