U.S. Regulation Tin Canteen, Model 1858

Object Number: 
1951.507
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Tin, leather, iron, pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 7 in. ( 21.6 x 17.8 cm )
Description: 
Tin, leather, and iron canteen; oblate, circular tin body with cylindrical pewter mouthpiece and black leather sling that runs through tin loops fastened to sides and bottom.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this canteen was used during the Civil War by Private William Henry Owen of Company H in the 7th Regiment, New York State Militia.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group