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Object Name Saw, Surgical
Catalog Number 0985.13.00967h
Description Surgical Hey saw: composed of a flat piece of metal with serrated cutting edge on two sides; one side straight and the is convex. The top and bottom have a slight concave shape. The blade is attached to a wooden handle by a long stem with some beading. The handle is long with four sides; each is carved with cross-hatching. The handle has a rounded pointed butt, also with cross-hatching. "Slater" is painted in red on one face of the convex-shaped blade.
Material Metal/wood
Dimensions W-1.75 L-6.375 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
Surgery
Surgical instruments