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Object Name HOUSEWIFE
Catalog Number 0985.13.00411
Description The roll-up style housewife consists of leather covered blue wool with fragments of red and white wool at the cushion part. The pincushion contains white cotton thread initials. The housewife appears very dessicated.
Dimensions W-4.5 L-14 inches
Owned Virginius L. Weddell
Owner Regiment 41st Virginia Infantry, Co. E (2nd), "Confederate Cadets (or Cockade Cadets)"
Event Battle of Glendale / Frayser's Farm
Provenance Capt. Virginius Loraine Weddell of Co. E, "Confederate Cadets", 41st Virginia Infantry, used this housewife. He was mortally wounded in the Battle of Frayser's Farm on June 30, 1862. A bursting shell broke his back. Weddell died at age 19 on July 22, 1862 in Petersburg, Virginia of his wounds.
People Weddell, Virginius L.
Search Terms Battle of Glendale / Frayser's Farm / Frazier's Farm / Charles City Crossroads / Nelson's Farm / New Market Road / Riddell's Shop
Peninsula Campaign
Seven Days Battles
Subjects Sewing
Needlework
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries