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    Identified Rain Hood and Knapsack. Glazed or tarred rain hood measuring 16" in height, inscribed on the interior with the initials of the owner, "H.H.B." Brown cloth securing cord likely original. Completely hand-stitched with little sign of wear besides normal wrinkling. Sold together with a tarred knapsack (approximately 16" x 20") with a white stencil inscription on the back: "H. H. Bennett Co. G 46 Regt." Appears to have all the original leather straps and hardware, save for one buckle on the wide strap that goes over the left shoulder of the wearer. Scattered small splits and holes, commensurate with age, but fine or better overall. Henry H. Bennett, a shoemaker from New Holland, Pennsylvania, enlisted as a private on August 28, 1862 and was mustered out for disability on June 17, 1863. He served with Company G, Massachusetts 46th Infantry. During its existence, the unit served primarily in the Department of North Carolina.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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