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Orlando E. Adams 7th Vermont Infantry Housewives and Spurs

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Very nice little grouping attributed to Orlando Adams of the 7th Vermont Volunteer Infantry. Orlando would muster with Company D in February, 1862. In early May he would begin serving at Fort Pike, Louisiana on detached service through the months of May and June. Returning to the regiment, he would remain present for duty until December, 1863 when Orlando traveled to Vermont on recruiting duty. By February he had returned to the regiment, bringing with his new recruits in tow. Orlando would remain present for duty for the remainder of his term finally mustering out of service in August, 1864. This grouping consists of two tarred canvas housewives once belonging to Orlando. Both examples are period ink id’d inside the front flap reading “O.E. Adams Co. D 7th Vt. Reg”. Both of these are essentially empty with the exception of the smaller housewive which contains a number of period pins still stuck in the interior. Both remain very pliable. A set of post war spurs which were found with the two housewives is also included. Whether or not they belong to Orlando post war is unknown but they were found together so they are going together.

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