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    Canteen Used by Massachusetts Soldier Wounded at Gettysburg. This well worn concentric ring canteen was the property of Corporal Theodore C. Putnam, Co. A, 32nd Mass. Vol. Infantry who served from May, 1862 to April, 1865 with this V Corps regiment and who was wounded at Gettysburg on July, 2, 1863 near Devil's Den. The canteen is remarkably complete and retains its original stopper with a fragment of attachment twine still present. The cover reflects years of service in the field and has the expected areas of wear on each side. The full, wide twill strap is also present and neatly inked between two carrying rings is "T.C.Putnam. A 32 Mass" in large letters. The spout is stamped horizontally "C.H. & Co.PHILA." for the firm of Code, Hopper and Company that had contracts for about 125,000 canteens in 1862 and 1863. Still pinned to the covering is the post-war "ladder badge" Putnam wore as a veteran. An historic canteen with great visual appeal.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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