The colorful covered bag next to the trunk is a carpetbag that was used as a suitcase by civilians and soldiers alike. Major G. L. Smith of the 107th New York Volunteers carried his spirits in the open wooden whiskey chest. Richard Jones, 201st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry used the small trunk during the war. Major Daniel Benner, 15th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, owned the larger trunk to the rear. General Lee's Headquarter's staff is said to have used the cot to the rear of the tent. They used wool blankets like the one shown. General Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters staff may have used the cot [GETT 6068] in the front.
Gettysburg National Military Park