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Haversack

Object Number: 
INV.11990
Date: 
1862-1870
Medium: 
Leather, cotton, brass, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 1/2 x 12 1/8 in. ( 34.3 x 30.8 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: center buckle: "PATENTED FEB. 18 1862"
Description: 
Leather, cotton, brass, and iron haversack; shield-shaped black leather bag has strap with red leather exterior hooked to iron rings at back, with scalloped rectangular buckle at one end that fastens to other end of strap, white canvas inner flap with strap that fastens to buckle at center, and outer flap with two tooled branches on front and strap that fastens to buckle at bottom; sack contains white canvas bag fastened to inside with four buttons, and canvas lining on the inside front; stamped mark on center buckle.
Gallery Label: 
This type of decorated haversack was used by U.S. Army officers from the early 1850's through the early 1870's.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group