Featured Artifacts – A Soldier's Life
This “housewife” or sewing kit is
representative of the type
carried. They were responsible for mending their clothes and darning
their socks. Made by Elizabeth White, wife of Henry Clay White.
soldiers had never spent any length of time away from home until war
began. Consequently, many soldiers became letter writers and
became a morale factor. those left at home wrote letters in return and
included well wishes and messages from the homefront.
Notation inside the cover of a Bible that belonged to William Lee
this Bible and learn it well and be
a good Christian is the
wish of his friends left at home and if never allowed to meet on Earth.
May we all meet again in Heaven.