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Civil War262 of 317Willian 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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