Civil War Canteens Photos

Civil War soldiers carried a wide-variety of canteens and water casks.

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Civil War tin canteen at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Civil War wood canteen at Monument House Museum. Groton, CT.Civil War handcuffs & tin canteen with canvass shoulder strap at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Painted Civil War canteen of James M. Cooper at Historical Museum of Iowa. Des Moines, IA.
Civil War tin canteen (1860s) at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Civil War wood canteen (c1860) at Monument House Museum. Groton, CT.Civil War handcuffs & tin canteen with canvass shoulder strap at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Painted Civil War canteen of James M. Cooper at Historical Museum of Iowa. Des Moines, IA.
Wooden canteen with canvas strap at Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Wichita, KS.Civil War canteen at 1859 Jail Museum. Independence, MO.British wooden drum canteen at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Confederate wooden drum canteen at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.
Wooden canteen with canvas strap (c1865) at Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Wichita, KS.Civil War canteen (1858) at 1859 Jail Museum. Independence, MO.British wooden drum canteen (1859) at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.Confederate wooden drum canteen at Jefferson Barracks. St. Louis, MO.
Civil War militia canteens at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH.Civil War canteen in toleware with transfer print of eagle at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH.Leather canteen at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Grand Army of the Republic souvenir canteen at museum of Ohio State Capitol. Columbus, OH.
Civil War militia canteens at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH.Civil War canteen in toleware with transfer print of eagle at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH.Leather canteen (1850s) at New Mexico History Museum. Santa Fe, NM.Grand Army of the Republic souvenir canteen (c1880s or later) at museum of Ohio State Capitol. Columbus, OH.
Civil War Union canteen & cartridge pouch at Gettysburg NPS Museum. Gettysburg, PA.Civil War Union smoothside canteen at Gettysburg NPS Museum. Gettysburg, PA.Civil War canteens at Lee's Headquarters Museum. Gettysburg, PA.
Civil War Union canteen & cartridge pouch at Gettysburg NPS Museum. Gettysburg, PA.Civil War Union smoothside canteen (1861) at Gettysburg NPS Museum. Gettysburg, PA.Civil War canteens at Lee's Headquarters Museum. Gettysburg, PA.

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