U.S. Regulation Tin Canteen, Model 1858

Object Number: 
1934.160
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.
Gallery Label: 
This canteen was used during the Civil War by Alexander Campbell, a lieutenant in the 79th Highlander Regiment, New York Volunteers.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the New York Caledonian Club
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group