Soldiers Housewife


1st Lieutenant
Jul 28, 2015
I was watching a video earlier about soldiers life in the army, camp life etc. A new recruit was told to buy a housewife from sutler.
Most of the diaries, letters etc. that I have read referencing housewives, the soldier is thanking a loved one for sending or asking a loved one for said housewife. I have about a dozen and 2/3 seem to be homemade. Keep in mind that housewives were a common piece for a traveler and not all were of military use.