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Object Name HOUSEWIFE
Catalog Number 0985.13.00616
Description The housewife consists of red tartan wool with a blue plaid wool liner, a green silk binding, and brown string tie. Stored inside is a skein of green wool thread. Two loose buttons; nearly identical. The tie has brass ends; possibly was a shoelace. Stored inside is needlebook.
Dimensions W-3.5 L-7 inches
Owned Lewis H. Stern
Owner Regiment 30th Virginia Infantry, Co. E, "Caroline Grays" 24th Virginia Cavalry, Co. F
Provenance Housewife used during the war by Lewis Henry Stern, Co. E, 30th Virginia Infantry, and Co. F, 24th Virginia Cavalry. Stern enlisted in April of 1861 aged 14 and ten months. He surrendered at Appomattox.
People Stern, Lewis H.
Search Terms Appomattox Campaign
Surrender at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865
Subjects Sewing
Needlework
Teenagers
Surrenders