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    Striking, Historic Drum Canteen with Embroidered Wool Cover. This exceptional example of a tin militia style "drum" canteen is in remarkably complete condition, with a full woven strap, large spout with original stopper and chain and a full dark blue wool cover on which has been skillfully embroidered "J. H. Moyer, Co G 148 PV/ 1st Brig 1st Div/ 2nd Corps." In the center of the stitching is an embroidered II Corps badge with red center. The canteen measures approximately 6 ½" in diameter. Moyer served as a private in this hard-fighting Keystone State regiment from August, 1862 until June, 1865 and was wounded at Chancellorsville on May 3, 1863. The entire piece is sound and has only a few very minor moth holes. Mr. Kurtz had the canteen beautifully and professionally mounted in an antique oval frame and, although it could be easily removed if desired, it has a powerful visual impact left as is. A really great example of a non regulation water container that was obviously treasured by the soldier who carried it.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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