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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 
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York
Object Number 
1951.507
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group