U.S. Regulation Tin Canteen, Model 1858

U.S. Regulation Tin Canteen, Model 1858
Title
U.S. Regulation Tin Canteen, Model 1858
Date 
1858-1865
Medium 
Tin, wool, cotton, pewter, iron, wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. ( 22.2 x 19.7 cm )
Description 
Tin, wool, cotton, pewter, and iron canteen; oblate, circular tin body with brown wool cover, white canvas sling running through tin loops on sides and bottom, and cylindrical pewter mouthpiece with cork stopper capped with iron ring that fastens with string to loop on left side of canteen.
Credit Line 
Gift of Elvira Dubois
Object Number 
1961.56
Gallery Label 
According to accession records, this canteen was used during the Civil War by William Dubois of the 28th Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group