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  • Civil War "Ditty" Pouch / Sold

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    Civil War "Ditty" Pouch - Inventory Number: PER 090 / Sold
    Designed to be worn on the belt, a “Ditty Bag” is a small bag in which a soldier or sailor kept his valuables such as letters, small souvenirs and sewing supplies. This wonderful Civil War example is a hand sewn wool pouch that features a pair of tarred leather belt loops.  The loops are affixed via two brass “flower buttons” bearing Maltese crosses and floral boarders.  The front of the pouch exhibits finely hand-embroidered initials and date: “S + C – 1861”.  The lining is polished cotton with a wonderful paisley print throughout.  The closure button is a domed gutta percha button with “Goodyear” backmark.  A fine example of a handmade soldier’s accoutrement.

    Inventory Number: PER 090 / Sold