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February 25, 2013

Civil War doctor’s medicine case

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Civil War doctor's medicine case

Leather medicine case used by Javan B. Irvine during the Civil War. The case is stamped “Physician’s Pocket Companion” and contains twenty-one glass bottles with corks. Irvine enlisted with the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment on April 29, 1861, and fought in the First Battle of Bull Run. He was commissioned as a First Lieutenant in the Thirteenth United States Infantry in 1861.

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