US PATTERN 1858 SMOOTHSIDE CANTEEN IDENTIFIED TO 13TH PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS

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The body of this canteen is covered in a very nice conditioned sky-blue cloth and is strongly stenciled on one side with “13” over “PV” done in white paint.

The cover is solid with no signs of moth damage or seam separations. The edges of the cover show heavy dirt from handling and use. Back side shows a little more dirt and staining than the front. The area with the stenciled marking is mostly clean.

All three sling keepers are present. Tin spout is a bit loose and shows some light surface rust. Cork is present but may not be the original. There are several small dents in the body of the canteen, most are restricted to the reverse. Back center has the usual circular indentation encountered on many canteens.

Sling is gone but a small section of rope is present for hanging on the wall if desired.

Now, the question becomes, which 13th Pennsylvania is represented by the marking. During the war there were three regiments that could be listed as “13 PV.” They are:

13th Pennsylvania Volunteers - 3 months service 4/25/61 - 8/6/61

13th Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia - 30 day service 9/12/62 – 9/26/62

13th Pennsylvania Reserves also known as the 42nd Pennsylvania Infantry and the 1st Rifles - 3 years service  6/21/61 – 6/11/64

Whichever it is, the canteen is a wonderful used example with a beautifully strong marking with a rare sky-blue cover.  [ad] [ph:L]

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