Identified Surgeon's Medical Kit Related to Surgeon Lincoln Ripley Stone, 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, c. 1863-65, walnut case with brass fittings, oval plate on the center of the lid marked "U.S.A./Hosp. Dept.," interior of case lined in purple velvet and marked "H. HERNSTEIN" over an eagle on the separator inside of the lid, contents include scalpels, tweezers, scissors, and other medical instruments, with the original leather carrying case, ht. 3, wd. 7 3/4, lg. 13 7/8 in.
Provenance: The estate of Dr. Timothy Pickering Stone.
Note: Lincoln Ripley Stone was the assistant surgeon in the 2nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment. On April 20, 1863 he was discharged from the 2nd to accept a position as surgeon of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He was present with Colonel Robert Gould Shaw before the assault on Battery Wagner.
In very good condition, leather case is missing a few straps and the flap has come lose from the body.
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