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    Civil War Haversack of Lieutenant Ermon D. Eastman, 7th Minnesota Infantry. This black weather proofed haversack, used as a pouch for foodstuffs, is clearly marked on one flap with the name, "E. D. Eastman". These haversacks were often washed for sanitary purposes. The flaps have a leather closure strap and buckle attached by copper rivets. The white metal closure strap buckles are marked "1862". One side has buttons for the attachment of an inner bag (missing). The haversack measures 11" x 11", with a 43" strap (one side loose). There are several holes and the bag shows considerable honest wear. Inside the bag is Eastman's leather and silk "housewife" with needles, thread, brass thimble, and a pair of scissors. The "housewife" is accompanied by a pair of well-worn second lieutenant shoulder straps. There is also a printed card with the name "E. D. Eastman" and that bears the written note, "My Army Haversack carried nearly three years. E.D.E."

    E. D. Eastman enlisted as a first sergeant in the 7th Minnesota Infantry on August 18, 1862. He was commissioned a second lieutenant on June 4, 1863 and promoted to first lieutenant on April 17, 1865. He was mustered out on August 16, 1865.


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