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    Captured Confederate Wood Drum Canteen, 7.25" diameter, iron bands around both rims, three tin loops for sling, one face neatly carved with "W. S. G. / Co. C 60th Regt NYSV / 12th Army Corps", mounted in modern oval shadowbox frame. A roster of the 60th New York Infantry lists a Sergeant William S. Gourlay in "C" Company, with no other soldier having the initials matching those on this canteen. The 60th New York was organized in Ogdenburg, New York in October, 1861 and served for the war's duration. Between October, 1862 and October, 1863 the regiment was part of the Army of the Potomac's 12th Corps and fought at both Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. It is quite likely this classic rebel canteen was appropriated during one of those key engagements.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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