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    Housewife Struck by Bullet at Lookout Mountain. A typical soldier's "housewife" that was touched by fire, this roll-up, home made needle case measures about 13" x 6". The outside is made from thin glazed black cotton with green worsted edging. The inside is lined with a patterned blue/white/ gold cloth with various pockets for needles, thread and other necessities. An original thimble remains. Pinned to the interior is a penciled note stating "J. P. Menary/ Co. C, 11th O. V. I/ Bullet hole made at Lookout Mountain." In the flap of the case is a hole where a small caliber bullet entered and another larger, more ragged hole in an area that would be covered by it when the case is rolled. The actual bullet was obviously stopped by whatever was in the case at the time. Menary enlisted in the 11th in July, 1861 and rose to corporal in August, 1863. He was mustered out in June, 1864 having fought at Second Bull Run, Antietam and Chickamauga among many other battles. A typical soldier's housewife with a far from typical history.

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    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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