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    Great Confederate Cedar Wood Canteen Captured In The Peach Orchard At Gettysburg July 2, 1863. This is the exact canteen pictured on P. 29 top in the Sylvia & O'Donnell canteen book. At that time the canteen was in the possession of the late iconic Confederate canteen collector John Graham. 7 5/16" X 2 5/16" with iron bands and loops. A M1858 pewter canteen spout has been inserted and sealed with a cotton gasket with what appears to be the original cork. The canteen retains the original 7/8" wide cotton sling with two tine iron adjusting buckle. The initials ES deeply carved in the center of the face. The initials stand for Egbert Sinsabaugh, Co. H 141st Pennsylvania Vol. Inf. who captured the canteen from a member of the 8th South Carolina Inf. "...a little south of the Peach Orchard." with all the capture information on the period ink tag attached to the lower half of the face of the canteen and signed by Sinsabaugh. Sinsabaugh himself was wounded in the thigh at Gettysburg, also on July 2, The canteen has a superb dark smooth untouched patina and in and of itself is certainly one of the best Confederate cedar wood canteens we've ever seen. The 141st Pennsylvania entered the fighting in the Peach Orchard with about 180 men and left with about 20 men who were not dead or wounded. Sinsabaugh enlisted in the 141st Penna. on 26 August 1862 and mustered out July 4th 1865. Accompanied by a complete set of records and much other documentary material including the regimental history and the following two books: (1) David Craft. History of the One Hundred Forty-First Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1862-1865. (Towada, PA: Reporter-Journal Printing Company, 1885). First edition, ix, 270 [4] pages, cloth. Craft was Chaplain of the Regiment. A rare volume. (2) Kermit Molyneux Bird [Editor]. Quill of the Wild Goose, Civil War Letters and Diaries of Private Joel Molyneux, 141st. P.V. (Shippensburg, PA: Burd Street Press, 1996). First edition, xiv, [17], 327 pages, illustrated, cloth with dust jacket.

    A great Confederate canteen with a truly superb history.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2012
    9th Saturday
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