SPAN-AM WAR US ARMY PATTERN 1898 HAVERSACK WITH SHOULDER STRAP

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Item Code: 1120-07

Offered here is a Spanish-American War-era US Army Pattern 1898 canvas haversack with leather shoulder strap.  The haversack is lightly used but remains in very good condition with some soiling.

The bag is made of heavy khaki canvas and measures approximately 14" x 14" flat.  Exposed edges are bound. A bold “U.S.” is stenciled onto the front flap. The pack is essentially a bag with a large outer flap. There are smaller compartments within each. A pocket on the underside of the flap was designed to hold the 1874 meat can and a utensil pocket on each side for storage of a knife and fork. A twisted cord is sewn in place to tie this pocket closed. On each side of the main “bag” are again, smaller compartments. Two tin buttons are sewn at the top, backside in the main compartment which were most likely for an additional, detachable food bag of some sort, like the cotton “rice bags” found in Civil War era haversacks. The whole was closed by a single strap and brass buckle which remain in place.

This bag used a detachable leather shoulder strap. This strap is attached by a set of brass J-hooks found on both the strap and as sewn on the back of the haversack. The strap is unmarked and is in exceptionally good condition.

Besides the regulation “US” mark, “F.H.   1  NEB.” Is stamped in three places. The number “44” is additionally inked in in two places. “ROCK ISLAND / ARSENAL / 1904” is clearly stamped inside at the “fold” of the haversack.

A very nice condition piece, complete with shoulder sling.   [jet] [ph:L]

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