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    Model 1858 Smooth-Face Canteen and Carpet Bag Identified to Joseph J. Woodward, E Company, Pennsylvania 140th Infantry, Killed in Action at Totopotomoy Creek, Virginia. Includes: (1) Model 1858 smooth-faced canteen , lacking stopper and sling but retaining the blue wool cover. The cover is marked in white paint on each side "J. J. W." The canteen has some scattered soiling, otherwise it is in excellent condition. (2) Small carpet bag measuring approximately 11.5" x 11", lined in cotton with brass lock and closure. Retains the original brass key. Complete and in excellent condition. Accompanying the canteen and carpet bag is a 2.5" x 1.5" paper label with a contemporary ink inscription: "Canteen and bag carried by J J. Woodward in 140th P.V. killed in war." Joseph J. Woodward was a resident of Washington County, Pennsylvania who enlisted on August 22, 1862 as a private and mustered into E Company of the 140th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was killed May 31, 1864 at Totopotomoy Creek in Virginia.

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    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
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