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    Historic Rubberized Haversack Used by a Famed N.Y. Unit. The reverse of this example of a special rubberized and uncoated canvas haversack is beautifully painted in tall letters "MOZART REGIMENT," nickname of the 40th N.Y. Vol. Infantry. The body of this special haversack is coated on the back and the strap, but only the flap is coated on the front. The remainder of the body is made of uncoated canvas, on which is stenciled a large 4" company letter "H." The flap fastens by a simple tin button, now missing. The strap is sound and complete. There are several examples known of this style haversack attributed to soldiers from different states, indicating that these were manufactured in some quantity. This example is sound and shows a minimal loss of coating and flaking, with the usual discoloration and staining resulting from military service and years of storage. The 40th N.Y. saw hard duty with the Army of the Potomac as part of the III Corps and later the II Corps. A fine example of a scarce pattern.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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