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Object Name Comb, Hair
Catalog Number 0985.09.00062, a
Description This is a tortoise shell fine toothed comb (.62) in a molded case (.62a).
Dimensions L-3.5 inches
Owned J. Johnston Pettigrew
Event Battle of Williamsport / Hagerstown / Falling Waters
Provenance This pocket comb was taken from the pocket of Brigadier General J. Johnston Pettigrew when he was fatally wounded at Falling Water, Md., July 14, 1863. Pettigrew died later near Malvern Hill.
People Pettigrew, James Johnston
Search Terms Gettysburg Campaign
Subjects Grooming equipment
Grooming
Hair dressing
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries