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Object Name Canteen
Catalog Number 0985.13.00429
Description Tin filter canteen with double spouts, two sling mounts on either side, and a waterproof canvas sling. Bullet hole in the top-center area of canteen. Minie ball (a) that pierced canteen was formerly attached to interior by copper wire; since removed.
Dimensions W-7.25 inches
Owned William A. Wright
Owner Regiment 55th Virginia Infantry, Co. F, "Essex Sharpshooters"
Event Battle of Glendale / Frayser's Farm
Provenance This canteen was carried by Captain William A. Wright, Co. F, 55th Virginia Infantry. This canteen was pierced by the minie ball that killed him while charging a Federal battery at Frayser's Farm, June 30, 1862. His company captured the Federal battery of five artillery pieces on top of the hill. Captain Wright is buried next to his father at Indian Neck, Essex County, Virginia.

People Wright, William A.
Search Terms items pierced by bullets
Battle of Glendale / Frayser's Farm / Frazier's Farm / Charles City Crossroads / Nelson's Farm / New Market Road / Riddell's Shop
Peninsula Campaign
Seven Days Battles
Subjects Casualties, War
Dead persons
soldiers
War casualties