Tin, leather, wood
Overall: 6 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. ( 17.1 x 14 cm )
engraved: canteen back: "Williamsburg (foliate)/JHC/Captain Catterton (foliate)/7th Va (foliate)" (probably 7th Virginia Regiment)
Tin, leather, and wood canteen; drum-shaped, circular tin body with cylindrical mouthpiece and cork inside canteen, and black leather strap with iron buckle that runs through tin loops fastened to body and side; engraved marks on back.
This canteen is of the type that were carried by Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. The engraved inscription on back of the canteen may have been made by a captain in the 7th Virginia Regiment, and may have been captured or found by a member of the New York Caledonian Club who served in the Union Army.
Gift of the New York Caledonian Club
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.