Original U.S. Civil War New York Depot Model 1858 Smooth Side Canteen with Sling

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Here is a handsome, regimental marked, Civil War specimen of the Model 1858 Smooth Side or Flat Back pattern tin canteen offered in very good condition.

The model 1858 canteen was the most popular canteen of the Civil War period. Canteen measures approximately 7 ¾” in diameter. It is covered in brown wool with a faded Regimental ink stamp. The cover is complete and in good condition with only minor stains and wear. All three sling loops, the spout, stopper and chain are all present. The spout does not have a visible maker mark. This is a New York Depot canteen as it has the iron chain connecting the stopper ring to one of the side strap brackets. Stopper appears to be original.

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