|Description||Leather single bag with animal hair on the flap.|
|Dimensions||H-13.5 W-16 inches|
"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."
Medical aspects of war
Medical equipment & supplies