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Accession Number: 1918.19.2

Physical Description: Kidney-shaped metal filter canteen. Top of canteen has single spout on top right and what may be part of filter on top right. Some stamped text is visible around spout, but is unreadable. Raised edge along center of front side. Small metal handles welded to front and back on right and left sides of canteen. Top and bottom have raised edges.

History of Object: According to the accession records, Sergeant William W. Dimond used this canteen during his service with Co. G of the 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry in the Civil War. Dimond had this canteen with him when he was injured at Malvern Hill. He was eventually discharged in 1863. Later in his life, Dimond moved to Downs, Kansas.

Date: Between 1861 and 1865

Dimensions (in cm): 16.90 (H) 18.10 (W) 5.60 (D) H: 6 1/2"

Marks/Inscriptions: [raised text around spout unreadable] ||

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Associations and Subjects

    Individual: Dimond, W. W. (William W.), ca. 1836-1911
    Event: Civil War, 1861-1865
    Business / Organization: United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 83rd (1861-1865)
    Event: Malvern Hill, Battle of, Va., 1862

Status: Cataloged

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