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Non-Dug Items Used by Soldiers and on the Homefront
Misc. Non-Excavated
Original Civil War U.S. Knapsack Likely from the 1864 Robinson Contract
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This is a piece that is becoming tough to come across anymore. It is the authentic original of the Civil War soldier's tarred canvas knapsack. This style was heavily used by the soldiers from the North during the Civil War. This one is better than most of them that you encounter. It still retains the straps coming off of the back and it has the brass and iron buckles and hooks intact as well. On one of the straps you can still read the inspector stamping of Valentine. This is usually the inspector marking that is found on the knapsacks made by Robinson of New York and the other strap will usually show up with the contract date of "AUG 2 1864" but you can't see it either. It is tough to find one of these that has clear markings after all of these years. According to the maker book he had government contracts in 1864 for 250,000 knapsacks. The canvas has an attractive appearance and has been stuffed on the inside to enhance the overall look. It has some light wear and flaking to the finish on the leather as you can see but it still displays well. This is a fine display piece for your relic room that costs less than what a cartridge box costs these days.

Item #: B210
Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
Your Price:$395.00 USD
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