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    Civil War Tin Coffee Cup Identified to Private Hermon C. Tower, Company E, Massachusetts 44th Infantry. Hermon (also spelled Herman) C. Tower was a resident of Waltham, Massachusetts who enlisted August 29, 1862 as a private. He mustered into E Company of the 44th Massachusetts on September 12, 1863, eventually mustering out on May 18, 1863. Tower's extensively used cup has the initials "HT" etched on the top of the handle. An old paper museum label captioned by hand reads: "Civil War Coffee can / carried by Herman [sic] Tower". Tower has personalized the cup by punching seven small holes in the handle with what looks like the tip of his bayonet. The cup has a real "been there" look and would be a great addition to a Civil War display.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    12th-13th Friday-Saturday
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