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Civil War US Model 1858 Smooth Side Canteen
Item #: AA3160
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This is a Model 1858 Smoothside canteen from the Civil War era. This model was the standard issue canteen for the Union Army during the American Civil War. The Model 1858 was designed specifically for the US Quastermaster Department. They were easily produced, using stamping dies to press out two halves. This meant that there was only one seem to join, making this canteen less prone to leaking. They were issued with a wool cloth cover and a twilled cotton strap. The wool cover helped reduce the noise of sloshing water while the soldier was on the move and when dipped in water, helped keep the contents of the canteen cool. This one is maker marked on the pewter spout, A Jewett. This represents the Albert Jewett Company of New York City, New York. This frim had many large contracts with the government during the war for canteens, mess pans, knapsacks tents etc. On 26 August, 1863 they contracted for 100,000 canteens, and again on 22-25 February for 175,000 canteens. The twilled cotton sling is still reporting for duty, and shows a ton of wear but no repairs. The original stopper with the cork and chain are also present. All three sling guides are in good condition. The wool cover is complete, albeit thread bare in a couple of spots. This one definitely has the look of having been there and "Seen the Elephant"! These canteens were highly sought after by Confederate soldiers. Of all the equipment carried by both sides, this is the one thing the soldier did not want to be without.
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Item # AA3160
Your Price $395.00 USD


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