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U.S. Regulation Tin Canteen, Model 1858

Object Name: Canteen
Date: 1858-1863
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Medium: Tin, wool, pewter, cotton, iron
Dimensions: Overall: 8 1/2 x 8 in. ( 21.6 x 20.3 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Tin, wool, pewter, cotton, and iron canteen; oblate, circular tin body with blue-green wool cover, white cotton sling running through tin loops at sides and bottom with iron chain fastened to knot at top, and cylindrical pewter mouthpiece.
Credit Line: Gift of the New York Caledonian Club
Object Number: 1934.160
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This canteen was used during the Civil War by Alexander Campbell, a lieutenant in the 79th Highlander Regiment, New York Volunteers.


"Homefront and Battlefield: Quilts and Context in the Civil War," New-York Historical Society, April 4 - August 24, 2014.