U.S. Regulation Tin Canteen, Model 1858

U.S. Regulation Tin Canteen, Model 1858
Title
U.S. Regulation Tin Canteen, Model 1858
Date 
1860-1863
Medium 
Tin, cotton, pewter, iron, wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. ( 24.1 x 18.4 cm )
Description 
Tin, cotton, pewter, iron, and wood canteen; oblate, circular tin body with cylindrical pewter mouthpiece and cork stopper capped with iron ring that fastens with iron chain to tin loop on right side of canteen, and white canvas strap that runs through loops at side and bottom.
Credit Line 
Gift of Clarence F. Haynes
Object Number 
1948.386
Gallery Label 
According to accession records, this canteen was carried during the Civil War by the donor's father, John Park Haynes, a sergeant in Company F of the 51st Regiment, Massachusetts Militia Volunteers.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group