CLASSIC CIVIL WAR SMOOTH SIDE CANTEEN, Circa 1860-65. General Description : Smooth side canteen in good condition with slight indentation on both sides, but generally not noticeable unless handled. The canteen has the original stopper, cover and shoulder strap. The dirty tan canteen cover is sound and stable.
There is writing (possibly a name) on one side, unfortunately, it is worn and not clear. The opposite side appears to have the large initials "U M", but again it is not certain. The shoulder strap is worn, however it still has good strength and will sustain the weight of the canteen if hung for display.The stopper has no chain and this canteen is not designed for that attachment -- this canteen would have the sinew or cord line through the metal strap loop or around the shoulder strap. Overall, this is a great classic Civil War canteen that will display nicely with any period militaria collection. The item "ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR CANTEEN WITH COVER AND SHOULDER SLING, Circa 1860-65" is in sale since Saturday, February 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items". The seller is "sailboatboatart" and is located in Clifton, Virginia. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Australia.