‘Housewife’ belonging to William Steves, 4th O.V.I.

rolled brown calf leather on tin can base in which spools of thread were stored, interior with 2 pockets in silk and pads for needles, unrolled it is 11″ x 4.5″, closed it is 2″ diameter with fabric pin cushion ends.

 

No. 232 is a needle and thread case that was used by soldier in the Civil War…This one was carried through the war by Wm. C. Stephens, 4th Ohio Infantry…

William Stephens served as a musician in Co. I, 4th O.V.I.

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