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    Confederate Wooden Drum Canteen Captured by Silas D. Whitney, C Company, Illinois 7th Cavalry, Chattanooga, 1863. Silas D. Whitney enlisted on October 14, 1861 as a private and mustered into C company of the Illinois 7th Cavalry. He mustered out on October 15, 1864 as a saddler. Whitney obtained his souvenir, a Confederate cedar wood drum canteen, while the regiment was involved in the battles around Franklin and Nashville. The canteen measures approximately 7.25" in diameter and 2.25" wide. The canteen is disassembled, but complete with the two face plates, ten slats, two copper bands (both broken in one spot but complete) and three copper sling loops. The face of the canteen has been naively carved "S. D. WHITNEY / CHATTANOOGA / TENN. / Nov. 25th 1863 / Co. C 7 Regt. Ill. Cav." An easy restoration project with great association to the battles in Tennessee.

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    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
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