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    Civil War Equipment Group of Franklin E. Cobleigh Co. K 15th Vermont Inf. Cobleigh enlisted Oct 22, 1862 and mustered out August 5, 1863. Although present at Gettysburg, the regt. was ordered to guard the 1st Corps supply train against raids by Stuart and was not engaged. Includes Cobleigh's US regulation issue knapsack stenciled on the front with the regiment, light but legible. Knapsack with a number of cracks but retains all straps including those for the coat, invariably missing. Waist belt with arrow back oval US buckle, maker marked by C. S. Storms New York, along with the cap box. Belt missing the adjusting loop otherwise excellent as is the cap box. Also his smooth side canteen, with no indication that it was ever covered, with the original linen sling. The pewter spout of the canteen is neatly and deeply carved "E. F. Cobleigh (he possibly preferred to be called by his middle name). The canteen has a few dents but excellent, bright and clean, retaining the original stopper and chain. Nicely ID'd group.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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