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Canteen

Object Number: 
X.230
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Wood, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 6 7/8 in. ( 19 x 17.5 cm )
Description: 
Wood and iron canteen; drum-shaped, circular wooden canteen with two halves of body fastened together with three iron sling loops at sides and bottom, and with cylindrical wooden mouthpiece.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this canteen was taken from a dead Confederate soldier after the capture of Fort Harrison in Virginia, and was presented to the Society by Union General B.F. Nichols.
Credit Line: 
Gift of G.F. Nichols
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group