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    Fine Confederate Cedar Wood Canteen With Wonderful Period Provenance 7 3/8" diameter, 2 3/8" thick, riveted iron hoops, one original tin sling loop, one copper period replacement and one later galvanized tin replacement. Replaced wood spout. The face of the canteen , on both sides, exhibits a slightly domed surface on both faces. Wood exhibits a deep undisturbed patina. Original brown leather sling with two iron frame buckles. Accompanying the canteen is the original note written in period ink which reads;
    "Rebel Canteen Belonging to Isaac Jelliff. Left in care of Charles Maurer(?) Oct 31 1890. This canteen was carried by a rebel caviler who was killed close in front of my Co at Wahatchie Valley near Lookout Mt Tennessee Oct 29, 1863. The fight was at about midnight. I took the canteen from off the dead rebel + used it nearly one year then sent it home for safe keeping. Now leave it - Charley - with you. Isaac Jelliff".
    Isaac Jelliff Enlisted on 8/21/1862 at Monticello, NY as a 1st Sergeant. On 10/9/1862 he mustered into "K" Co. NY 143rd Infantry He was Mustered Out on 7/20/1865 at Alexandria, VA. Promoted to 2nd Lieut 4/17/1863, 1st Lieut 4/18/1864.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    13th Saturday
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