IDENTIFIED MODEL 1858 SMOOTHSIDE CANTEEN WITH COVER AND STRAP

$650.00

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Item Code: 1109-05

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The Model 1858 canteen was the most popular canteen of the Civil War period. Canteen measures approximately 7 ¾” in diameter. It is covered in brown wool. The cover is complete and in good condition with several moth nips. Some dirt and staining on cover from field use. The stitched seam is complete and unbroken.

The three sling loops and spout are all present. This is a New York Depot canteen with stopper ring chain connected to one of the upper strap brackets. Stopper, ring, and chain are present. The spout has no maker’s mark.

An original cotton shoulder strap remains on the canteen.  This remains strong overall with three or four small wear spots. Strap is stenciled in two places with soldier’s identification, “J.W. CARTER / CO. I  25  R Me  V”.

George W. Carter resided in New Gloucester, Maine and was 35 years old when he enlisted on 9/29/1862 as a private in Company “I” 25th Maine Infantry. He was mustered out on 7/10/1863 at Portland, Maine.  He had moved to Biddeford, Maine when he enlisted again in early 1865 as a private in Company “D” 1st Battalion, Maine Infantry. This was a one-year unit and he was mustered out on 4/5/1866 at Charleston, SC.

This is a great example of a Civil War smooth-side canteen twice stenciled by the soldier that carried it.  [jet]

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