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Object Name HOUSEWIFE
Catalog Number 0985.02.00119
Date 1861
Description The housewife consists of a green and natural blue striped cotton pocket with a triangular flap. A brass VMI Cadet button is attached on the inside. The housewife is edged with brown and red cotton.
Dimensions W-4.5 L-7.5 inches
Owned William Booth Forman
Owner Regiment 6th Florida Infantry, Co. C, "Color Co."
Made Mary Ann Booth Forman
Event Battle of Chickamauga
Provenance Mrs. Mary Ann Booth Forman of Quincy, Florida, made this housewife in 1861 for her son, Lt. William Booth Forman, who carried it during the war until he was seriously wounded at the Battle of Chickamauga (September 19-21, 1863). Dr. William Booth Forman served as a Lieutenant in Company C, 6th Florida Infantry. He lost his right foot at Chickamauga.
People Forman, Mary Ann Booth
Forman, William Booth
Search Terms Virginia Military Institute
VMI
V.M.I.
Battle of Chickamauga
Chickamauga Campaign
Subjects Sewing
Needlework
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries
women
soldiers