US Civil War Model 1858 Water Canteen and Strap

£75.00

US Civil War Water Canteen.

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Description

A rarely encountered US Civil War Model 1858  Army water canteen complete with strap.  Was typically a Union issue item but both sides were known to have carried it so cannot say for sure whether Union or Confederate.  Has been pressed flat at some time - assume that the shell is either pewter or tin and so malleable.  Retains original coarse cloth covering and cotton strap  In named to a "R JONES" on the strap but do not know if it is period or later.  Stopper and steel chain still present.  Diameter of the canteen is 8.5 inches.

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