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Object Name SADDLEBAG
Catalog Number 0985.13.00995
Description Leather single bag with animal hair on the flap.
Dimensions H-13.5 W-16 inches
Owned Elizabeth Booton
Provenance "This saddle bag was made about 1800. It was used by Mrs. Elizabeth Booton, a doctoress, for many years and during the Civil War to carry medicines on horseback to soldiers and other sufferers."

"The saddlebag saw service for years in peace and war carrying food and medicine to the needy -- even to Yankee soldiers."

"Companion that was used by Mrs. Booton. She attended the sick and wounded soldiers when they were at home and gave them food until the supply was exhausted."
People Booton, Elizabeth
Search Terms horse equipment
Subjects animals
Food
horses
Medical aspects of war
Medical care
Medical equipment & supplies
Medical personnel
Medicines
Saddlery
saddles
women