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Ridgeway Reference Archive, Civil War relics.
Canteen, Indian War period, approximately 1866 to 1890.
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Canteen, Indian War period.
Canteen is similar to Civil War canteens, the primary difference is there are two strap hooks in triangle shape on a swivel. Canteen was manufactured during the period following the Civil War, referred to as the Indian War period, 1870's to 1890.
Indian War period,
Canteen is similar to Civil War canteens, the primary difference is there are two strap hooks in triangle shape on a swivel. Canteen is marked with crossed muskets, symbol of the infantry during the period following the Civil War, referred to as the Indian War period, 1870's to 1890. This canteen was issued to Company G, 7th infantry. US and 108 appear on the back. Canteen intact with cover, both strap hooks, spout and stopper intact.