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Hand-sewn Civil War sewing kit, also known as a housewife. Rectangular folded case of black-coated fabric resembling leather. Triangular front flap with two string ties. Interior compartments include needle storage flaps, raw wool pincushion, and compartments for thimbles and scissors. Interior is embroidered with owner's initials. Carried throughout the Civil War by Pierce R. Hobble of the 13th Ohio Infantry, Company D. The 13th's service record includes the battles of Shiloh and Chickamauga. Hobble came to Kansas with his family in the late 1870s, settling at Dodge City where he operated a grocery store and bakery, worked as a beekeeper, and served as Justice of the Peace.

Date: between 1861 and 1865

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Item Number: 224290
KSHS Identifier: 1924.38.14

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