RATION CAN RECOVERED AT GETTYSBURG - FROM THE COLLECTION OF GAR POST #551 IN YORK SPRINGS, PA.

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Item Code: R21670

This item is from the collection of the Peter Miller Post #551 of the GAR. The Post was located in York Springs, Adams County, Pennsylvania and is believed to be named after Private Peter Miller of Company K, 1st Pennsylvania Reserves who was killed in action at South Mountain on September 14, 1862 and is now buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, York Springs.

Little information is known about the Post other than it closed sometime before 1925. In a letter accompanying the item collector Tom Gordon explains how he and his father found the relics from the Miller Post #551 in the 1970’s at the home of Civil War veteran David Starry. At the time the items were purchased the house was in the hands of Starry’s descendants. Mr. Starry had served in the 165th Pennsylvania Infantry and the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry during the war and afterward joined the Peter Miller Post #551 of the GAR.

Item is a large ration tin that meas. approx. 5.00 inches high x 4.50 inches across the top. The sides of the can are in good condition. About half the can shows its original finish while the rest is discolored. The top shows the signs of having been opened and is somewhat rusted around the edges. There are no major dings, dents or holes.

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