Civil War Smoothside Canteen with Partial Butternut Cover
Nice canteen that still has a large portion of the original butternut
cover. This one retains it's shape but does have a few dents and dings
from service. The cover is dirty.
Civil War Federal New York Depot Canteen
Nice canteen with the original cover that is tightly stitched around the
edge. This one has some very small dents from service but retains it's
overall shape. The pewter spout is out of round and this example is
missing the chain and stopper.
Rare Civil War Bullet Struck Militia Style Canteen
Here is a fine example of an early tin militia style canteen that was
often used by Confederate forces. This piece is obviously an early
pickup or barn find. You can clearly see where the bullet entered the
canteen on the side which slightly tweaked the seam. The bullet then
exited near the top of the canteen which completely blew out the seam
from one shoulder sling guide to another. This canteen still retains all
three of the shoulder sling guides as well as the tin spout. Judging by
the size of the hole, I would say it would have been impacted by a .58
or .69 projectile. Pieces like this are very difficult to find and
rarely surface on the market.
in diameter and 2" thick
Early battlefield pickup from an unknown location
Federal June 1864 Type II Pattern Cartridge Box (.58)
Here is a decent box with the original shoulder strap. This one has some
typical crazing throughout. The box contains both original tins. One of
the tins is missing the divider on the top section. The leather on this
example is still quite supple. The leather on the shoulder strap is
heavily crazed but it's supple and strong. There are two maker/inspector
marks on the sling near where the belt would pass through the loops.
Civil War Cap Pouch by H. Haedrich of Phildelphia
Here is a nice Civil War cap box produced by H. Haedrich of
Philadelphia. This one still has supple leather and contains the vent
pick. The overall stitching is tight and the belt loops are still
pliable. The interior wool is missing which is common.
Federal June 1864 .58 Type II Pattern Cartridge Box (W.H. Wilkinson /G.T.
Woodbury Sub Inspector)
Here is an outstanding example of a June 1864 pattern cartridge box.
This is the best one I have seen in years. The face is embossed US
within an oval and there is a very crisp sub inspector mark of G.T.
Woodbury. The inner flap and pocket are in great shape. The interior
flap is marked W.H.Wilkinson. Both Jappaned buckles are still firmly
attached and the stitching is excellent! The original tins are inside
and still shiny. This box must have been tucked away for many years.
Unfortunately, my nicer camera and lighting system is down. The pictures
don't do this one justice. The leather is still pliable and the top flap
has minute crazing. If you like excellent leather, this one may be for