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Surgeon's Kit

Dr. C. Lewett used this U.S. Army regulation surgeon's case. He served with the 16th Massachusetts Infantry from 1861 - 1864. The U.S. government supplied surgical instruments to each medical officer. They were contained in different types of cases depending upon whether their use was for a major or minor operation.

Mahogany, brass, velvet. L 42.9, W 16.7 D 11.3 cm
Vicksburg National Military Park , VICK 900