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
$2,500.00 Sale Pending!