Photo and Housewife courtesy of Wendy Inglis

Click to find out the history of Elizabeth Thorn and the important role she played at the battle of Gettysburg, VA.

“The Christian Commission distributed “housewives” — handy sewing kits — to Union soldiers. These plans were printed to encourage women and children to make the “housewives” as a part of their “living electric chain” with the soldiers.”

Click here for more information to make one yourself.

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