Posted 9 years ago
I have this old trunk that is slightly different that civil war era trunks I have seen. It was originally covered in black tar covered canvas and it has metal handles on the sides. It also has a top compartment that would be suitable for carrying documents or maps. You will notice on the top ink stains which I believe come from this being used as a writing desk. I have researched the campaign style of trunk and have not come up with a definitive definition, other than at type of trunk that could be used on a military campaign. Other examples of campaign trunks usually have some military insignia on them. I may have probably then mislabeled this one -- I welcome an informed correction.