Z1699 Rare Civil War Bullet Struck Militia Style Canteen
Description: 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.
Measures: 6.5" in diameter and 2" thick
Recovered: Early battlefield pickup from an unknown location