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Object Name Canteen
Catalog Number 0985.05.00094
Description U.S. Model 1858 tin smooth side canteen, three sling loops, twill tape sling 1/4" x 56", pewter spout, cork stopper, brown wool cover.
Dimensions W-7.5 inches
Owned D. A. S. Vaught
Owner Regiment Washington Artillery of New Orleans, 5th Co.
Made Unknown
Provenance This canteen was used in 1864-1865 by D. A. S. Vaught of New Orleans.

Darrah Albert Shelby Vaught was born in Tennessee in 1846, and was later a New Orleans resident. It is possible that he is the original owner of this canteen, although no record of his service with the Washington Artillery has been found.
People Vaught, D. A. S.
Vaught, Darrah Albert Shelby (tentative)