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    Nicely ID'd Civil War US Officer's Haversack. Classic form with black leather exterior with embossed scroll decoration on the front flap. 1 1/16" wide sling which attaches with brass snap swivels with black leather exterior and red leather underside. Large brass adjusting buckle. Black leather with a few cracks but no loss. The stitching on the oil cloth bound edging on the front flap, which is back to back with an oil cloth inner pouch has opened but remains tacked in place with what remains. Leather tab for closure with roller buckle. There is an indecipherable name on the underside of the closure tab. Interior with oil cloth pouches with flaps. One closes with string tie, the other with roller buckle and leather tab. This side contains the original cotton 'rice bag' and has two additional pouches on the outside. Period ink ID on the underside of this flap "W. H. Page / Surgeon / Boston, Mass." A cursory search of records revealed no surgeon with this name, however it is very possible he was a contract surgeon and thus does not appear in regular military records. ID unquestionably period and certainly worthy of further research. With the exception of the separation of the stitching on the edge of the front flap, which is readily restorable, the haversack in in overall excellent sound condition. Nice example of this basic piece of Civil War officer's equipment and especially desirable with this period ID.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2011
    12th Saturday
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