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Knapsack

Object Number: 
INV.8045
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Leather, brass, iron, wood, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 3/4 x 16 x 4 in. ( 32.4 x 40.6 x 10.2 cm )
Marks: 
painted: on flap: "..9" (regiment number; 79th New York State Militia) painted: on front cover: "79" (regiment number; 79th New York State Militia)
Description: 
Rectangular wooden frame with black leather cover fastened to front, sides, and bottom; on back is a black leather flap with a white painted number in center and three straps that fasten to studs on bottom of knapsack; riveted to top of knapsack are three straps that fasten to the studs on bottom; and riveted to the back are three shoulder straps that fasten to two sets of double iron buckles on bottom; flap is lined with white canvas on interior; white painted regiment number on front of knapsack.
Gallery Label: 
This knapsack was used by a member of the 79th New York State Militia Regiment during the Civil War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the New York Caledonian Club
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group