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Identified Confederate Wood Drum canteen with Crossed-Sabers

$2,150.00

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Being offered is this superior example of an identified Confederate wood drum canteen. It has an unusual construction of either walnut or mahogany and measures 7 1/2" x 3". It retains its original, hand carved drinking spout. Equally uncommon, are the two sapling retaining straps that are tacked on to hold the curved staves of the sides of the canteen together. No doubt this was used due to the scarcity of metal throughout the Confederate states.

On one side of the body of the canteen is the soldier-carved crossed sabers to indicate Cavalry. Carved into the other side is the name, “W.C. / Davis / C”. I have found several possible names that fit the ID carved on this canteen, all Confederate cavalry troopers:

W.C Davis - Residence was not listed; Enlisted as a Sergeant (date unknown). He had service in Company “C”, 20th Tennessee Cavalry.

W.C. Davis - Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 9/1/1861 (estimated) as a Private into Company “C”, 9th Texas Cavalry (date and method of discharge unknown).

W.C. Davis - Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 9/1/1864 (estimated) as a Corporal into Company “C”, AL Hardie’s Battn Cavalry (date and method of discharge unknown).

W.C. Davis - Residence was not listed; Enlisted as a Private (date unknown). He had service in: Company “C”, Virginia 41st Battalion Cavalry.

This beautiful Confederate canteen is currently unpublished, who knows what further research might uncover. I have photographs to include it in my next Canteen book. It retains a wonderful mellow, untouched patina and is still solid. All Confederate wooden canteens are rare, but this one is highly desirable with its provenance.

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