Civil War Sewing Kit of John E. Hobson
Referred to by soldiers during the war as a Housewife. This one is a hand-sewn folding cloth wallet with pockets and flaps, made of red cotton with blue trim and the monogram J.E.H. stitched in green, includes 6 needles, 3.75" x 9" fully open and 3.75" x 3" closed.
John E. Hobson, an 18 year old cutler from Buckland, MA, mustered into K Company, Mass. 60th Infantry on July 22, 1864.
Condition: Scattered holes in cotton.
Copy and photo from Cowan's.