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Object Name Tray
Catalog Number 0985.13.00967f
Description Tray: Part of a surgeon's surgical/amputation kit. It is rectangular in shape with wooden sides; the short side on the right is missing. The short side on the left has a rectangular tab with a small rectangular cut-out to assist with the removal of the tray from the case. There is an ovoid cut-out which goes completely through the tray on the left side. On the right are inset impressions for various tools and equipment. The tray's center portion is covered in a dark green velvet; the ovoid is lined with the same fabric.
Material Wood/fabric
Dimensions H-3.5 W-6.5 L-17 inches
Owned Leonard A. Slater; A. Brogden
Owner Regiment 3rd Virginia Cavalry, Co. F
15th Virginia Cavalry
Provenance Dr. Leonard Slater used the surgical kit during the war in service with the Confederate Army. He enlisted as a Private on June 25, 1861 in Co. F, 3rd Virginia Cavalry. He was detached as a Hospital Steward from November 1861 through February 1862. In March 1862 Slater was promoted to Assistant Surgeon and transferred to the 15th Virginia Cavalry in October 1862. He was captured on January 20, 1864 at Statersville but released on February 4, 1864 because he was a noncombatant. On October 22, 1864 he was reassigned to General Hospital #10 in Salisbury, North Carolina. Slater was paroled in Salisbury on May 2, 1865.

The name engraved on this kit suggests it was originally owned by Dr. A. Brogden.
People Slater, Leonard A.
Brogden, A.
Subjects Medical care
Medical equipment & supplies
Medical personnel
Surgical instruments