Suture

This suture, when recovered retained its elasticity and was encased in solid plastic.

Description (physical):

Rubber. W .16 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0026
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Pill Tile

This graduated pill tile was used to measure and prepare ointments and pills for the U.S.S. Cairo crew.

Description (physical):

Porcelain, L 17.9, W 17.9, TH 1.1 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0024
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Soap Dish; Feeding Vessel

This is one of three of the white soap dishes that survived intact.; This anthropomorphic shaped feeding dish with a spout was used to feed the sick.

Description (physical):

Ironstone. L 13.5, W 10.3, H 5.7 cm; Ironstone. Feed Dish: L 12.7, mouth diam 8.3, H 4.1 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0023
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Surgeon's Kit

Dr. C. Lewett used this U.S. Army regulation surgeon's case. He served with the 16th Massachusetts Infantry from 1861 - 1864. The U.S. government supplied surgical instruments to each medical officer. They were contained in different types of cases depending upon whether their use was for a major or minor operation.

Description (physical):

Mahogany, brass, velvet. L 42.9, W 16.7 D 11.3 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0005
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park