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Object Name Kit, Surgical
Catalog Number 0985.10.00189
Description Wooden surgical kit (.189) lined in brown fabric with a hidden top compartment and a removable tray; case and tools are engraved on brass nameplate with maker's name and place: "Charriere a Paris". Upper contains amputation knife (a), capital saw (b), unknown (c), gnawing forceps (d), and capital saw blade (e). Bottom contains two amputation knives (f, g), catlin (h), two scalpels (i, j), metacarpal saw (k), two unknowns (l, m), straight gnawing forceps (n), dissection forceps (o), tourniquet (p), and three suture needles (q).
Dimensions H-3 W-5.625 L-16.5 inches
Owned James Evans ; unidentified Union surgeon
Owner Regiment 3rd Infantry, South Carolina Volunteers, Kershaw's Brigade, McLaws Division
Made Charriere
Event Battle of First Manassas / First Bull Run
Provenance Surgical kit captured from the Federals at the Battle of First Manassas on July 21, 1861, and used by Dr. James Evans, 3rd Infantry, South Carolina Volunteers, Kershaw's Brigade, McLaws Division.
People Evans, James (1)
unidentified Union surgeon
Search Terms items captured by Confederate soldiers
items captured from Union soldiers
items taken by Confederate soldiers
items taken from Union soldiers
United States Army
surgeons
Battle of First Manassas / First Bull Run
Subjects Medical care
Medical equipment & supplies
Medical personnel
Surgery
Surgical instruments