Comfort bag

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

c. 1860-1865

GUSN

GUSN-49949

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

Descriptive Terms

bandages
cotton (textile)
plaids
checker pattern
Bandage

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

26 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Frederick Kingsbury

Accession Number

1981.62

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