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Comfort bag

1981.62 (RS122999)

Description

Brown, yellow, and green plaid cotton square with two hemmed and two selveged edges. Traditionally from a comfort bag distributed by Mrs. Harrison Gray Otis II (Eliza Henderson Boardman Otis) to Union Soldiers during the Civil War to be used as a bandage if injured.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
c. 1860-1865
Material
cotton (textile)
Object type
Medical & Psychological T&E
Descriptive terms
Bandage
bandages
checker pattern
cotton (textile)
plaids
Dimensions
26 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1981.62
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Frederick Kingsbury
GUSN
49949
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