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Non-Dug artifacts From The Civil War Era
Misc. Non-Excavated
53rd Indiana Used Bullseye Canteen With Stopper and Strap
Item #: A1427
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This is a very attractive original Civil War soldier’s canteen. This is the style referred to by collectors as the "Bullseye” pattern because of the reinforcement rings that were designed on the side of the canteen body. This is the version that has the larger number of raised rings on the side. It has all three of the original strap loops present on the sides of the canteen. The strap is the full-length original with the blue and white herringbone pattern. At the top of the canteen it has the original pewter spout intact with the original cork stopper inside the hole. You can clearly see the majority of the maker’s mark of "HADDEN PORTER & BOOTH PHILA.” They were in business from 1859 until 1864 when the firm was dissolved and reformed as Porter & Booth. They held government contracts to produce canteens in 1861, 1862 and 1863. This means that this one is definitely a Civil War production canteen and not a post war one. This one is accompanied by the majority of an old display tag that states "Canteen used during the Civil War". Then as best I can read it states that it was presented to someone in the "D.A.R." Daughters of the American Revolution by "... Harvey Heth Har. Co. Ind.". When we looked to find the soldier we found that Richard H. Heth enlisted as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 53rd Indiana Infantry on January 10th 1862. He served until March 27th 1862 when he resigned. He was from Corydon, Indiana. Corydon, Indiana is in Harrison County, Indiana just as the note states. A brief printout about Corydon, Heth's service and the history of the 53rd Indiana will accompany the canteen at no additional cost.

Shipping Weight: 4 lbs
Price Was: 595 Sale Price: $495.00 USD

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