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    Union Army Enlisted Knapsack. Black oil cloth, complete with all leather straps, including metal buckles (missing one "J" hook), measuring approximately 18" x 16", maker marked "Butterfield" and the contract date "Aug. 13, 1864" on the left shoulder strap, sound condition with the usual small rips and tears to oil cloth, leather is crazed but still supple with much of the black finish worn off. William Butterfield of New York City procured a government contract to produce 4,000 knapsacks.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    12th-13th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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