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Wooden Canteen

Wooden Canteen

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

Physical Description

Wooden canteen.

General History

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)
Service: Militia
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