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    Civil War Canteen Identified.
    A nice example of a smooth-sided cloth-covered canteen identified to Pvt. E. G. Bacon Co. K. of the 42nd Mass. Regt., as marked on the sling. The covering is ragged on one side, but very little on the opposite side. Original plug and chain close the spout and Bacon's i.d. can be seen in strong stenciled lettering with his name (written in three places) while his company affiliation is weaker.

    Elbridge G. Bacon enlisted as a Private and mustered into "K" Co. MA 42nd Infantry on October, 14, 1862. He mustered out on August 20, 1863. The 42nd left for the south on November 11, 1862 and was assigned to the Army of the Gulf under Major General Nathaniel P. Banks and saw action in Texas and Louisiana.


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