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Object Name HOUSEWIFE
Catalog Number 0985.02.00118
Date ca. 1863
Description The fold-up style housewife consists of black oilcloth with inner pockets of the same material. Two small pockets with white button closures. Remnant of red flannel fabric for needles stitched to interior.
Dimensions W-7 L-12 inches
Owned Henry Yonge, Jr.
Owner Regiment 5th Georgia Infantry, Co. F
Made unidentified Union POW
Provenance A Federal POW at Florence, Alabama made this housewife from a portion of a knapsack and gave it to one of his guards, Henry Yonge, Jr., a member of Co. F, 5th Georgia Infantry. Yonge used it throughout the remainder of the war.
People unidentified Union POW
Yonge, Henry, Jr.
Search Terms Florence Stockade
items made from other items
Subjects Sewing
Needlework
POW's
Prisoners of war