Writing case with accessories
Cardboard, textile, paper, wood, brass, other metal
Overall: 6 1/4 x 8 3/8 x 3/4 in. ( 15.9 x 21.3 x 1.9 cm )
handwritten: on note (1) found in yellow envelope: "Head . . . 3d Brigade / May 18. 1862. / Orders / Countersign to commence at / retreat today and continue / until treat tomorrow. / New Orleans / Countersign Signal / [etc.]" handwritten: on outside of n
Writing case (a) made of brown textile over cardboard, in the form of a small portfolio with brown cotton tape ties; case opens flat to reveal interior lined with white paper with pattern of green four-leaf clovers, with a pocket on one side made of cardboard with a red suede-like finish, and four brown cotton tape straps on the other side, one holding a stack of envelopes (i-v) and one holding a small brass canister (c-d) containing three metal pen nibs (e-g); two pen holders located below flap, one holding a pen (b) with orange painted wooden handle, brass nib holder, and removable metal nib.
Handwritten notes found inside this Civil War writing kit appear to contain military instructions.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.