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    Grouping Associated With Massachusetts Volunteer. The following five items belonged to Stillman C. Spaulding of Newton, Massachusetts. He enlisted as a private in Co. "K", 32nd Massachusetts Infantry on July 26, 1862 and mustered out a sergeant on September 22, 1865. Spaulding and his regiment fought in the major campaigns waged by the Army of the Potomac. The items are as follows:
    Housewife, 10" x 13" unrolled, black oilcloth exterior, green fabric interior with pouches for needles and thread, plus larger ones for paper and writing implements. Two handwritten postwar labels are affixed to the exterior and together read "Carried by S.C. Spaulding during the war of the Rebellion" and "in the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, Rappahanock, Wilderness and Spottsylvania." Some light wear, but generally fine condition.
    Manuscript Document Signed, "Serg't S C Spaulding", four pages, 5" x 8", Newton, Massachusetts, ca. 1865. Here Spaulding gives an account of how his sister made the "Soldier's Stationery and Work Case or Companion" described above as a "Housewife". He received it while in camp at Falmouth, Virginia on February 1, 1863. An account of the numerous actions it saw follows. Toned paper with light stains. Good condition.
    Regimental hat numerals "3" and "2", each .5" high, affixed to a swatch of blue cloth and framed with the document above. With late 19th century label reading, "No. of regt worn on the cap of S.C. Spaulding during the war."
    Dudley, Dean, Officers of Our Union Army and Navy, Vol. I (Boston and Washington, D.C.: L. Prang & Co., 1862), 148 pages plus four pages of advertisements, 5.5" x 3.5", green cloth, very good condition.
    Pewter telescoping cup with lidded cylindrical box, cup being 3" high when extended. Excellent condition.


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