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    Non-Regulation Canvas "Ohio pattern" Haversack. There are a number of existing examples of this simple white canvas haversack to indicate that it was produced in quantity and widely used. Many are identified to Ohio soldiers or units, thus prompting collectors to call them the "Ohio pattern," however there are examples with known usage from Maine, Connecticut and other states as well. Like all specimens, the body measures 13" wide x 12" deep and the flap closes by means of a simple loop and bone button. It was made without body lining. The flap is bound in white worsted tape and, as with all haversacks of this style; a distinctive blue thread runs through the lower portion of it. Inside the flap is inked the name of the original owner "W. Luce," whose state and unit is now unknown. The 2" wide strap has been sewn closed at the top by him to shorten it and he has added a small leather loop to the flap to allow the bag more room to expand. Overall the piece shows honest use with some discoloration and stains but is very sound and without damage. A well known but scarce variant of a basic piece of equipment.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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