I was given a Civil War era wallet, very nice, folds out several times and has pockets at each end, folding money space in the middle, etc. I found one just like it at a flea market and made a nice reproduction for myself. Similar examples found in Lords.
This wallet belonged to a L.S. Ludington, MD from New Britain Connecticut. Within the back pocket is a note saying that a Gilbert L. Mixter died in the rebel prison at Andersonville, Georgia in 1864. The note has the exact date, but I can't recall it at the moment. I found a Gilbert L. Mixter who belonged to the 1st Mass. Cavalry, Co E, and was captured at Parker's Store, VA on 29 November 1863.
I also found reference to a Lewis S. Lugington of the 119th Co, 2nd Reg. Battalion. Hmm, that makes no sense, but that is what it said. I also found a reference to a Linus Sheppard Ludington of the 1st Reg. Connecticut Heavy Artillery.
I am trying to figure out who these people were, how the owner of the wallet knew Mr. Mixter. Lugington was a practicing physician, but I don't know if he was during the war, most likely after.
Anyone have any ideas?