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    Civil War Eight Ring "Bullseye" Canteen with Original Brown Wool Cover and Wool Sling Id'd to Sgt. Walter F. Bicknell 99th Penna. Inf., along with His Housewife. Marked "J. Hall H. R. Man., Philad:" on the pewter spout. In near perfect condition overall, just a couple of small holes in the cover the result of honest wear and use. Cover and sling both very sound. Bicknell's initials "W. F. B." embroidered on the 1" wide sling. Canteen retains the original stopper and cord. Also included is his 'housewife' which unrolls to 2½" X 9" with several pockets and red wool tie for closure. The red Moroccan leather exterior displays the following period ink script ID, "Sergt. Walter F. Bicknell Com. B 99 P. V. From Friend Beck 1863" with addition at the bottom "To Edgar H. Bicknell 1909". Some wear to the silk binding otherwise about perfect. Bicknell enlisted on July 31, 1861 as a Sgt. And mustered out Aug 2, 1864. He was wounded at Kelly's Ford Nov. 7, 1863 and in The Wilderness on May 5, 1864. The 99th Pa. was heavily engaged throughout his term of service including Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg losing 122 men killed and mortally wounded. Exceptional canteen with great ID and history.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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