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    Great Captured Civil War Confederate Cedar Wood Canteen. This is the exact canteen, with accompanying tin cup and sling, pictured at the bottom of page 20 in Sylvia & O'Donnell's canteen book. The portion of the canteen pictured in the book exhibits the carving on the face which is done in script, "B. J. Tuttle / Comp. A 13th Regt / S. C. V." along with a paper label that is badly faded and difficult to read but one can clearly see "Rebel Canteen" along with the name (H.) A. Mix at the top. The reverse of the canteen is carved at the top, also in script "G. C. H. Collins / 27th / Regt. / C. V. " and in the center of the canteen "Taken Prisnor / May 3d 1863 / Paroled May 13th 1863" at which time the canteen was apparently returned to Tuttle after having been in the possession of Collins. Collins joined the 27th Conn. on 10/18/63 and was mustered out 7/27/63. Obviously captured at Chancellorsville. The canteen is 7 3/8" X 2 3/8" with iron bands and shaped loops with CS cotton sling with iron roller buckle and accompanied by the crude tin drinking cup. The unusual wooden spout is actually fabricated from a thread spindle. As pointed out in the book this is one of the earliest specimens encountered and doubtless additional fascinating history is to be discovered by deciphering the two period labels on either side of the canteen. Great set with superb documentation.

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    June, 2012
    9th Saturday
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