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Hand Carved Civil War Canteen

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Civil War284 of 339Willian H Cook civil war and death letter 1872The National Home For Disabled Volunteer Soldiers
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    Posted 7 years ago

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    According to the Francis Lord collection this is a hand carved original Civil War canteen. The leather straps are original as well as the stand on the bottom. I am not sure if the stopper is original to the piece. The red paint is original but I am not sure if that indicates anything about its maker, Confederate or Union. Any help is appreciated.


    1. NewEnglandCollector, 7 years ago
      Thanks Manikin.
    2. NewEnglandCollector, 7 years ago
      Thanks vanskyock24.
    3. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Be careful with Lord's. He was one of the first to document Civil War equipment-- in the years since his book first came out, many of his attributions and identifications have been proven incorrect.

    4. NewEnglandCollector, 7 years ago
      Thanks, do you have any info on this piece?
    5. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Yes-- it is part of the group of items that are no longer considered to be Civil War.

    6. NewEnglandCollector, 7 years ago
      Thanks for stating the obvious.
    7. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Based on your title and write up, every indication was that you thought this was authentic Civil War.

    8. REDMON, 7 years ago
      I have a canteen similiar to yours and have done much research!
      You need to check with James D. Julia auctioneers before you discount civil war!!!
      I spoke with them less than a month ago as they specialize in civil war items!
    9. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Post your canteen Redmon.

      This style of canteen is not considered to be Civil War era. It may be Mexican in origin.


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