Featured Artifacts – A Soldier's Life

This “housewife” or sewing kit is         representative of the type soldiers carried. They were responsible for mending their clothes and darning their socks. Made by Elizabeth White, wife of Henry Clay White.

Pasquotank County

Most soldiers had never spent any length of time away from home until war began. Consequently,  many soldiers became letter writers and mail 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 reads:

May he read 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.
            Pasquotank County