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Sewing Kit
Soldiers had to do their own clothing repairs, so most men carried thread and needles in kits they called “housewives”. This one belonged to Charles Augusta Jones of Company I, 20th Maine Infantry, a Gettysburg veteran.
Metal, cotton, bone. L 10.5, W 5.2, H 5.7 cm
Gettysburg National Military Park, GETT 31096