Toothbrush, Lice Comb, Hand Mirror

Date:
c. 1861

This toothbrush was found on the Gettysburg battlefield after the battle. This comb's fine teeth allowed a soldier to comb disease-carrying lice out of their hair. This shaving mirror belonged to James King of Company G, 118th New York Infantry. It is designed so that it can be hung from a ring or use a fold-out stand.

Description (physical):

Toothbrush: L 16.6 cm. Lice Comb: Ivory; L. 6 cm, W 4.5 cm. Hand Mirror: Metal, glass; Dia 9 cm.

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0022
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

A Wisonsin Boy In Dixie

Date:
1961
Creator:
Ambrose, Stephen E.
Publisher/Studio:
Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press
Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier