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    U.S. M1859 Smooth Side Canteen with Original Brown Wool Cover and Linen Sling, Struck by a Projectile and Recovered from Antietam Shortly after the Battle. Pewter spout does not bear makers' mark but carved with initials. The hole in the canteen is 1" in diameter, with a smaller hole below and another indentation next to that, indicating the piece was struck by either shrapnel or case shot. The ragged edges of the hole are all pushed in and a corresponding dent is on the other side where the projectile struck but did not pierce it. Cover and sling both in good sound condition. A rare and very desirable Civil War artifact.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2014
    7th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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