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Model 1853/55 Knapsack and Model 1858 Canteen of Lemuel E. Elston, 124th New York Infantry

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
129
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

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

Description:

Model 1853/55 Knapsack and Model 1858 Canteen of Lemuel E. Elston, 124th New York Infantry, c. 1861-65, black painted canvas knapsack with leather straps, white painted marking on front L.E.E. CO. F/124 N.Y.S.V., and on inside L.E. ELSTON/PORT.JERVIS/124/CO. F/N.Y.S.V. N.Y, smoothside canteen with coarse brown cloth covering, marked in white paint on one side L.E.E./CO. F, and on the other CO. F./124.N.Y., pewter spout marked L.E.E. CO. F, with twill woven cotton sling.

Provenance: Sold to benefit the acquisition fund of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College.

Note: Lemuel Elston was a member of the "Orange Blossoms" fighting in the battles of Manassas, Bull Run, and Gettysburg. He was captured and imprisoned at Andersonville, Georgia.

Estimate $400-600

Knapsack has some minor tears, and leather is a little dry, canteen is missing its stopper.


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Keywords

Lemuel E. Elston, Canteen of Lemuel E. Elston, 124th New York Infantry, Dartmouth College, Hood Museum of Art, Andersonville