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U.S. Regulation Tin Canteen, Model 1858

U.S. Regulation Tin Canteen, Model 1858
Title
U.S. Regulation Tin Canteen, Model 1858
Date 
1858-1863
Medium 
Tin, wool, pewter, cotton, iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 8 in. ( 21.6 x 20.3 cm )
Description 
Tin, wool, pewter, cotton, and iron canteen; oblate, circular tin body with blue-green wool cover, white cotton sling running through tin loops at sides and bottom with iron chain fastened to knot at top, and cylindrical pewter mouthpiece.
Credit Line 
Gift of the New York Caledonian Club
Object Number 
1934.160
Gallery Label 
According to accession records, this canteen was used during the Civil War by Alexander Campbell, a lieutenant in the 79th Highlander Regiment, New York Volunteers.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group