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Object Name File, Bone
Catalog Number 0985.13.00967d
Description Bone File: has a long rectangular body with two types of files; one on each end. The body has a notch at the mid-point and a series of fine grooves and ridges on either side of the notches and both sides of the body. One end has a rounded rectangular tip, measuring 1 3/8" long, with a series of parallel grooves/ridges on one side at the end. The tip is separated from the main body by a constricted neck. The other side also has a constricted neck which connects to tip with an out-flaired end with a flat end. This end has a concave shape on one side with off-set rows of knobs or 'teeth'. "Slater" is painted in red on this end.
Material metal
Dimensions W-0.5 L-6 inches
Owned Leonard A. Slater; A. Brogden
Owner Regiment 3rd Virginia Cavalry, Co. F
15th Virginia Cavalry
Provenance Dr. Leonard Slater used the surgical kit during the war in service with the Confederate Army. He enlisted as a Private on June 25, 1861 in Co. F, 3rd Virginia Cavalry. He was detached as a Hospital Steward from November 1861 through February 1862. In March 1862 Slater was promoted to Assistant Surgeon and transferred to the 15th Virginia Cavalry in October 1862. He was captured on January 20, 1864 at Statersville but released on February 4, 1864 because he was a noncombatant. On October 22, 1864 he was reassigned to General Hospital #10 in Salisbury, North Carolina. Slater was paroled in Salisbury on May 2, 1865.

The name engraved on this kit suggests it was originally owned by Dr. A. Brogden.
People Slater, Leonard A.
Brogden, A.
Subjects Medical care
Medical equipment & supplies
Medical personnel
Surgical instruments