Identified Civil War Crutch, c. late 19th century, carved wooden crutch with a seated woman shoulder rest, a soldier with musket standing at attention in the center with F.A. Thomas carved into a shoulder strap, and a U.S. on the belt plate, next to the head is carved K 54 N.Y., ht. 32 in.
Note: F. Adam Thomas enlisted in the 54th New York in September of 1861, and mustered out April, 1866 at Charleston, South Carolina.
Some remnants of blue paint remain on the carved soldier, the bottom of the crutch is missing, some dings in wood.
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