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    Probably the best capture tag we've ever seen on a Confederate Canteen.

    Great Confederate Canteen Taken at Wilderness with Tag. Standard Gardner pattern with iron hoops and three tin strap loops, no spout. Canteen overall about perfect with dark untouched patina. Attached to the face of the canteen is an old cardboard tag which bears the following, period, ink script, history, "Canteen taken from a dead rebel at the battle of the Wilderness Va. 1864 By Reese Parker Co. B. The blood stains are caused by the blood of the dead rebel." Tag shows its great age but very sound and perfectly legible. The reverse face of the canteen is neatly carved with the block letters E. G., doubtless the "dead rebel." J. Reese Parker served with Co. B, 63rd Penna. Vol. Inf. from August 1, 1861, to August 5, 1863. Accompanied by a photostat of a group image showing Parker with other members of his company.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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