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Civil War sewing kit, also known as a housewife. Rectangular case of soft, dark brown leather with pointed front flap. Folded case opens to reveal machine-quilted dark blue silk interior over cotton lining. Case's interior compartments include wool flaps for needle storage, leather straps to hold scissors, large pocket with button flap, and second large pocket with two button flaps. This sewing kit was carried during the Civil War by Capt. William H. Ward of the 47th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company B. Ward was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for actions at Vicksburg, Mississippi, in May 1863. He moved his family to Kansas after the war.

Date: between 1861 and 1865

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Item Number: 224292
KSHS Identifier: 1927.16.1.1

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