Catalog #: 6919 Accession #: 29381
Credit: Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History
Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 3.5" H x 7.25" W x 7.25" D
Barrel-shaped water canteens were uncommon. Their size and awkward shape made them impractical for most soldiers. It is likely that such a canteen would have been owned by a militia man who was called up and merely took what was available to him.
Country: United States
Era: Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s)