TACWM logo

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Object Name DRESSING COTTON
Catalog Number 0985.07.00121
Description Roll of carded cotton tied with thread
Material cotton
Dimensions W-3.5 L-8.5 inches
Owned Jefferson Davis
Event Mexican War / Mexican-American War
Provenance Jefferson Davis used this cotton to dress wounds received on his foot during the Battle of Buena Vista in the Mexican War.
People Davis, Jefferson
Search Terms Mexican War (Mexican-American War)
Subjects Medical care
Medical equipment & supplies
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries