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Canteen w/strap

Object Number: 
1934.153
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Tin, leather, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. ( 17.1 x 14 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: canteen back: "Williamsburg (foliate)/JHC/Captain Catterton (foliate)/7th Va (foliate)" (probably 7th Virginia Regiment)
Description: 
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.
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the New York Caledonian Club
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group