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    White Canvas Haversack with Ohio History. A classic illustration of what is sometimes called the "Ohio" style haversack, this example has a wonderful, old tag affixed to the front stating: "Haversack/used by/Samuel Hitt Austin/Company I/79th Regiment, O. V. I./ Civil War." Constructed completely of uncoated canvas, the piece was made without an interior bag. Like most specimens, the body measures about 12" 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 it has a distinctive blue thread running through the lower portion of it. Condition is sound with some minor spotting and discoloration but without holes or tears. It retains its full strap, original bone button and closure loop on the flap. Austin enlisted as a private in August 1862 and was discharged in January 1863. Difficult to find this haversack with a wartime identification.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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