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Soldier's sewing kit

Soldier's sewing kit

During the Civil War, a sewing kit was called a "housewife," and contained items such as pin cushions, thimbles, needles, and safety pins. The housewife could be rolled up and tucked in a soldier's pocket. Soldiers spent free time in camp mending their clothing or equipment. Sewing was also used as a way to advance the recovery of injured soldiers.

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ca. 1861-1865
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