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    Superbly Identified Cincinnati Depot Canteen with Great History. A wonderful paper label covers most of one side of this issue canteen that has the distinctive rolled-tin spout of those containers issued by the government depot in Cincinnati, Ohio. The circular label is a full 6" in diameter and reads: "Canteen/ Carried in the War/ of the Rebellion in/ 1861 to 1865 by William/ H. Gabriel of Company/ C, 28th Reg., Pennsylvania/ Volunteers, First Bri-/ gade, 2nd Division/ 20th Army Corps." Private Gabriel enlisted in September, 1861 and served with this battle-tested Army of the Potomac unit until December, 1864. The canteen itself is smooth sided and has its full cotton strap and brown wool cover, both of which are dirty and stained overall. The stopper that accompanies the piece is missing the cork and is an incorrect replacement. The label has some tears and chipping but is sound and has great visual appeal. A genuinely used canteen of great importance to the soldier who carried it.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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