Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Illinois Infantryman's Knapsack, of unusual design. Made of the standard tarred cotton, this knapsack is in excellent condition and very pliable. Construction resembles the knapsack attributed to the Second Pennsylvania Vols. found elsewhere in this sale, with a single large interior bag and inside flaps that fold to accommodate larger items such as a blanket or overcoat. Detachable heavy leather straps with large roller buckles for adjustment pass through loops of tarred canvas sewn to the back, with two straps fastening over the front to close the pack and two extending from the rear for carrying. Overall condition is excellent. Inside the large interior flap is boldly written in black "W. H. Bently/Co. B 118/ills vols." Private William H. Bentley enlisted in this regiment in August, 1862 and was discharged for disability in February, 1863 after fighting at Chickasaw Bluffs and Arkansas Post. A very nicely identified and quite unusual pack in superlative condition.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,029

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold on Nov 21, 2008 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2022 February 12 - 13 Lincoln and His Times Americana & Political Signature® Auction .

    Learn about consigning with us

    The department director has the heart of a true and highly knowledgeable collector with the business acumen of someone who has been not only successful but has decades of an impeccable track record
    David Greenburg,
    Chicago, IL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search