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    Fine Rubberized Canvas Knapsack of the 21st Mass. Vol. Infantry. A large "21 Mass." is boldly painted in original large white letters on the flap of this great condition wood frame knapsack made from rubberized canvas. A similar "Co. G" is also painted on one side. The flap retains two of the three original fastening straps. One shoulder strap is still attached and the other is detached but present with the item. All interior closure ties and straps are intact. While there is the expected abrasion along the edges and scuffing to the finish, the wear is minor and the entire piece is very pliable and has great visual appeal. The 21st Mass. was formed in August, 1861 and saw action at such places as Newbern, Chantilly, Antietam, Knoxville, the Wilderness and more. A fine example of this type of pack and with an association to a great fighting New England regiment.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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