05-03-2014 05-03-2014
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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2724M Marlborough
May 3, 2014 10:00AMCalender

Identified Fifth Rhode Island Commercial Haversack and Belt

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: May 03, 2014 10:00AM


Identified Fifth Rhode Island Commercial Haversack and Belt, c. 1863-65, leather officer's belt with attaching hardware and brass buckle with eagle and wreath, leather and painted cloth officer's haversack painted on front J.B. LANDERS/CO. G/5th Reg. R.I.V.

Note: John B. Landers enlisted as a private in Company F, 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia on May 2nd, 1861, wounded at the battle of Bull Run July 21st, 1861, first sergeant in Company G, 5th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery on October 10th, 1862, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant of Company I on April 10th18C, 1863, promoted to 1st Lieutenant of Company F on January 1st, 1865, mustered out of service June 26th, 1865.
Estimate $800-1,000

Belt is dry with some stitching loss and cracking, haversack is missing some paint from cloth inside, has some small tears and a few missing buckles.

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John B. Landers, leather and painted cloth officer, 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia, 1st Lieutenant, 2nd Lieutenant, first sergeant