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    Unusual Knapsack with Second Pennsylvania Regiment Marked Cover. This very odd pattern tarred canvas knapsack was secured to the wearer by a set of straps that passed through leather loops sewn to the back. Those straps, unfortunately, are missing but the body of the knapsack is fully intact and sound. Made of sturdy coated canvas, this well constructed pack has a generous interior compartment in addition to large flaps sewn to the cover that allow for carrying bulkier items inside like an overcoat or blanket. Additional flaps close over the main compartment and fasten with cloth ties. On the exterior is painted "Co. K./ 2nd.Regt/ Pa.V." in large white letters. The unit served from April through July in 1861. An historic early war knapsack with great unit identification and skilled workmanship.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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