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    Classic Soldier's Haversack with Original Mess Plates and Knife. This ubiquitous piece of equipment shows the wear of many campaigns and has an immense amount of charisma. Although well worn, the tarred canvas is supple and sound with only one small hole in the bag along with three small hand-sewn patches made from oil cloth obviously done by the owner at the time of use, which lend even greater appeal to this rarity. The iron roller buckle remains fastened to the bag but only a fragment of the fastening strap is attached to the flap. The wide strap has the unusual feature of two oval brass buckles to allow for adjustment by friction. No inner bag remains but inside was found two metal plates, one tin and the other pewter, and a bone handle table knife, obviously part of the soldier's mess gear. The bag itself measures about 10" x 12" with a gusset that expands to about 6" wide at the bottom. An excellent example of an authentically used and essential part of the Civil War soldier's kit.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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