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Object Name Canteen
Catalog Number 0985.13.00941
Description U.S. Model 1858 bullseye canteen (5 rings), striped cotton twill strap 1" x 32" (remaining), cork stopper with iron ring pull, blue wool cover, "J. Hall [Rohrman] Philad." stamped on spout, "Fog" and "A" scratched into spout. Bullet attached with wire (a).
Dimensions W-7.5 inches
Owned unidentified Union soldier; Thomas Roane Barnes Wright
Owner Regiment 1st Virginia Artillery, Richmond Howitzers, 2nd Co. ; 55th Virginia Infantry, Co. A
Made Joseph Hall Rohrman, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Event Battle of Peeble's Farm / Poplar Springs Church
Provenance 1st Lt. Thomas Roane Barnes Wright carried this canteen during the war after he captured it from the Federals. The ball passed through Lt. Wright's body on September 30, 1864 at the battle of Peebles' Farm, Petersburg, Virginia. He survived this wound.

"He was dangerously wounded in the Confederate charge of Fort McCrae in front of Petersburg, Virginia, on the Squirrel Level Road, September 30, 1864. After lying, entirely exposed, on the battlefield for several days and nights, he was carried to the old Seabrook warehouse, and thence to Chimborazo hospital, Richmond, where for many days he lingered between life and death." (from "Men of Mark in Virginia: Ideals of American Life," Volume 3, edited by Lyon Gardiner Tyler, p. 453).
People unidentified Union soldier
Wright, Thomas Roane Barnes
Search Terms Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg
Battle of Peeble's Farm / Poplar Springs Church
items captured by Confederate soldiers
items captured from Union soldiers
items taken by Confederate soldiers
items taken from Union soldiers
United States Army